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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
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.
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Need a Place to Play Pickleball on Maui?
Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States. The popularity of the sport extends to Maui. A recent Maui News article highlighted the challenges players on island are experiencing finding court space. Are you a pickleball player on Maui feeling deprived of court time? What is we told you that you could play pickleball any time you want?
How you ask? Let me introduce you to North Shore Paradise. Our stunning listing in Haiku comes with its own Pickelball court. That’s right, no signing up for court times. Just pick your paddle and ball, grab a friend and head out to the backyard.
More than Just Pickleball
If you worked up a sweat on the court, you can cool off in the forty foot, saltwater pool with jumping rock, slide and spa.
Want to exercise your mind as well as your body? How about a game of outdoor chess? Set among beautiful landscaping, this is a stunning setting for a battle of wits.
If you haven’t realized it yet, North Shore Paradise has a lot to offer above and beyond your own backyard Pickleball court. This property is all about fun.
A Beautifully Remodeled Home
That said, the four bedroom, three bath home itself is beautiful. The sellers completely renovated the home in 2016. A partial list of remodel improvements include an upgraded the kitchen, a beautiful new 5,500 piece mosaic, revamped fans and lighting, a new roof and all kinds of custom woodwork and built-ins. The sellers also updated two bedroom/one bathroom ohana in 2016.
Find out More About this Pickelball Property
This perfect pickleball property is offered for $2,250,000. Take a 3D tour of the home and the cottage. Check out the North Shore Paradise website for more photos and information. Interested in this beautiful home with your personal pickleball court? Contact The Maui Real Estate Team with questions or to arrange a showing.
Published September 29, 2019
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The Incomparable Haiku Sanctuary
This property sold in 2021
Situated in a quiet, lush valley on Maui’s North Shore, two streams flank this 9.64 acre property The streams merge at the edge of the property before traveling a short distance to the ocean. This place is truly a feast for the senses as the sound of rustling palm fronds accompany the rumble of the ocean and the murmur of streams. There are two separate homes. The Sky House, at the top of the property, provides broad vistas of the Pacific. The Ocean house, located closer to the streams and the ocean, provides more intimate views of ocean and the surrounding tropical landscape. Each home has its own pool. There is a white cedar workshop between the two homes. Add in an orchard and nature trails and this is a place to truly slow down and catch your breath in a fast-paced world.
A Well Loved Property
When the developers of this property first purchased this property, the valley was dense jungle. They slowly began to clear the property keeping a selection of larger common mango trees, and kukui trees. The original owners cleared home sites for the Ocean House and the Sky House. They planted beautiful gardens and an orchard. The owners lovingly constructed the two homes. They hand selected timbers for the homes, laid mosaic tiles for the pools and bathrooms and carved tikis in support posts.
The current owner continued the previous owners stewardship of the land. She expanded the orchard area and continues to maintain the grounds organically.
Off The Grid Living
The property is truly off the grid. Photovoltaic Solar Panels power the two homes. A generator provides back up power. Water comes from a well on the property. There are a variety of organically grown fruits on the property including coconuts, avocado, citrus, lilikoi, surinam cherries, bananas, papaya and a whole lot more. There is a small kitchen garden with herbs and greens next to the ocean house. With solar power and all the edibles, you can truly live well with a light footprint.
A Place to Create
With a large artist’s studio/workshop and an abundance of peace and quiet, this is truly a place to think and a place to create. The Haiku Sanctuary is a place to escape distraction and hustle and bustle. This is a place to get back to nature.
See more of the property in the video below as our broker Billy takes you on a tour of the Haiku Sanctuary.
This stunning property is co-listed with Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers. The asking price for the Haiku Sanctuary is $4,800,000. This property sold in 2021. Contact The Maui Real Estate Teal if you are looking for an incomparable estate property. We would be happy to assist with your search.
Published September 26th, 2019
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Pineapple Hill Estates in Kapalua
The Maui Real Estate Team has a spectacular new listing in the gated community of Pineapple Hill Estates in Kapalua. This four bedroom/ four bath home boasts 4,390 square feet of living space. The custom floor plan was designed to take advantage of its views and to entertain. The house boasts ocean, sunset, Molokai and Lanai views. Whether you are hosting a intimate gathering or a larger gatherings, friends and family will appreciate amenities like the pool and spa, pocket sliding doors, large great room and a well appointed kitchen. The bedrooms are private and spacious. Each bedroom has its own bathroom. The master suite is particularly inviting with lounge areas, a private ocean view lanai, over-sized shower and a deep soaker tub.
This Maui Luxury Home REO is offered for $3,850,000. It is being sold turn key with all furnishings. Check out the 233 Crestview Road listing page for additional photos and details. You may also take a Virtual Tour of this Pineapple Hill Estates Home. Contact The Maui Real Estate Team to arrange a showing of this exclusive Kapalua Property. This home sold! You can find the current inventory of Pineapple Hill Homes for Sale here.