$14 Million Hawaiian Compound Is America’s Most Popular House

July 2, 2016 by Douglas A. McIntyre

Ki'i Carving, Hawaii
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Sitting 2,500 miles from the U.S. mainland, the most searched house on realtor.com this week is a $13.9 million compound built across 7,200 square feet, with 8 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, and 3 half baths. Perhaps the attraction is that almost no one can own it, or in some cases pay for the tickets to get there.

A quick look at Google Maps shows that 5-7534 Kuhio Hwy Hanalei sits on the northwest of Hawaii’s largest islands. The entire island’s population’s population is 450 people, so inhabitants of this house could be 10% when guests are in town.

The home’s description:

Luxury Estate Compound on the Beach. It doesn’t get any better than this! A unique opportunity to acquire 2 exquisite custom built estates with tennis court. Each one of the highest quality AND UNUSUAL ARCHITECTURE. Beach Estate: A magnificent, ultramodern, luxury residence on 1.694 acres with over 250 ft of beautiful pristine sandy beachfront. Located in Haena on one of the most private and spectacular beaches in the world. If you’re looking for the best and want to enjoy the privacy of your own gated grounds with incredibly manicured outdoor areas and lots of room for entertaining, then this is it. 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, granite and travertine in kitchen & baths, and floors, all rooms facing the ocean. Quality, stucco exterior for easy and ample storage.Tennis Estate, Included in this offering:Custom built residence on 1.055-acres of land with a professional tennis court and deeded beach access. There are 4 bedrooms,and 4 full baths,with 2 half baths in this Plantation style home, that exudes the Hawaiian lifestyle. Located on the compound, this gracious home with over sized rooms and walk-around lanai’s, is perfect for family living and entertaining. Stunning red metal roof, hardwood floors, granite counters

The house seems sturdy enough built in 1993, but could be obliterated by a large storm. Anyone who can afford the house, can afford the insurance, which is estimated at jut under $6,000 a month