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The Outdoor Spaces of the Oasis Spreckelsville
Year round outdoor living. It is one of the things near the top of the list for advantages to living in Hawaii. Warm weather and cooling trade winds beckon you to spend time outside. I know this isn’t exactly a revelation, but it seems that so many architects and builders fail to maximize outdoor spaces. That’s one of the things that makes the Oasis Spreckelsville such a well conceived home. The owner thought out every square inch of exterior living space and landscaping. The end result is beautiful, functional and surprisingly easy to maintain.
It’s hard not to start any conversation of the Oasis outdoor spaces without first talking about the pools. There is a 12′ X 31′ main pool, a 5′ X 64′ lap pool and a 6’x 12′ heated spa. All of the pools are zero edge. Surrounding decking conceals storage reservoirs and drainage for the pools. Rather than using marcite or gunite, the owners used 36″ x 18″ tile to surface the pools. In addition to the pools, there is another zen fresh water feature with fountains adjacent to the lap pool.
The Lanai Spaces
Outdoor living spaces make homes live much larger than their interior square footage. This property has tons of outdoor living space. The covered lanai that overlooks the main pool is one of our favorite spaces on the property. Whenever we are at the property between showings, we find ourselves gravitating towards this beautiful space. The decking material itself is incredibly durable Ipe. The vaulted overhead ceilings include recessed lighting along the edge. A Boffi fan helps to augment the cooling tradewinds. The Richard Schultz furniture included with the sale is incredibly comfortable.
The ipe decking expands beyond the front lanai area. There is decking that wraps around three sides of the house creating even more outdoor living space. There is a large area off the living room and kitchen that abuts against the outdoor water feature. It faces East and catches nice light in the morning to enjoy tea, coffee or maybe even some yoga to start the day. The lanai space appears equally suited to both quiet contemplation or capable of hosting a larger gathering of friends or family.
The Outdoor Barbecue Area
With all of the outdoor space to enjoy, you have to have a good place to cook and prepare meals outside. The barbecue area overlooks the main pool. There is a sink and plentiful counter space for food prep or serving. Two 125 gallon propane tanks ensure that you never run out of gas during the middle of a barbecue.
The owner studied botany. It shows. The plants throughout the property were carefully curated just likes the home’s building materials, fixtures and furnishings. The result is a beautiful and lush environment. One of the things that is most notable about the landscaping though is that it is relatively low maintenance. There is hardly any grass to mow due to the extensive lanai areas, blue stone pathways and the use of river rock and cinder around the landscaping. A number of the palms used are self shedding varieties that don’t require trimming.
The Oasis Outdoor Spaces at Night
The Oasis truly become magical when the sun starts to go down. Outdoor lighting fixtures by Flos, Bocci and others help to take the outdoor space to a whole other level.
Other Outdoor Features
Some of the most notable additional outdoor features include:
- Tasteful fencing for full privacy
- Balinese entry gate and accent panels
- Five panel art display over the lap pool by Abigail Romanchak
- Three outdoor showers. One is perfectly located off an entry gate for a post beach rinse. The other two side by side Boffi Showers are located on a stretch of lanai between the two pools.
- Hot and cold water hose bib by the garage with numerous other hose bibs around the house
- Outdoor Bose Speaker system (wired) to a series of Sonos Amps
- Rainbird sprinkler system
Contact The Maui Real Estate Team
The asking price for the Oasis is
$9,800,000. Check out the Oasis listing page for more photos and details. Qualified buyers may contact the Maui Real Estate Team for more information or to arrange a private viewing.
Update. The Oasis is now being offered for $8,300,000. Furnishings available for purchase separately.