Today, as in the past, the kitchen remains the gathering place and communication central in the majority of homes worldwide. By extension, a comfortable, attractive dining area provides a more intimate space to linger with good food and conversation with family and friends. The table is a place to unplug, tune into the moment, and really connect with the people you’re with.
Some samples of my current featured listings that illustrate this best are showcased below.
Waiaha Estate | Holualoa | $14.5 million | 3BR/5.5BA | 5,391 interior sq. ft. | 90 acres | MLS 295006
Waiaha Estate, above, sits majestically on the slopes of Hawaii Island’s Mt. Hualalai with expansive views of the Kailua-Kona coastline. It features numerous dining options: outdoors under the stars on its massive covered lanai or the elegant indoor dining room. It also boasts resort-style amenities including golf driving range, lighted tennis court and pavilion, bocce ball court, and two pools.
One of the many special pleasures of living in Hawaii is the indoor/outdoor lifestyle we enjoy year round. In fact, many of the most luxurious and in-demand homes offer multiple dining areas both inside and out with ambiance ranging from intimate and elegant to spacious, casual chic — and that creates a huge bonus for homeowners and prospective homeowners searching for their perfect home in paradise.
Honuala‘i Estate | Puako, Kohala Coast | $23 million | 6 BR/7.5 bath | 7,744 interior sq.ft. | 1.16 acres with about 450 feet of pristine ocean frontage | MLS 601393
The open and airy floor plan at Honuala‘i Estate provides bright tropical light and stunning ocean views. Enjoy casual dining on the great room’s covered lanai, above, or more sophisticated indoor dining in the formal dining room pictured below.
Honuala‘i Estate formal dining room.
Kukio 32 | $6.95 million | 5BR/5.5BA | 3,653 interior sq. ft. | MLS 298984
Kukio 32, above, is located in one of Hawaii’s most exclusive luxury residential resorts, Kukio Golf and Beach Club. The home features multiple dining areas from counter dining in the kitchen and the formal indoor dining area to comfortable pre-dinner beverages and post-dinner sweet delights on the covered lanai. The home boasts panoramic ocean and sunset views and a tranquil retreat-like vibe.
Kukio A | $10.5 million | 5BR/5.5BA | 5,902 interior sq. ft. | 1.22 acres
Blissful sunset lanai dining transitions to starry sky overhead at the Kukio A residence. Nestled in the heart of Kukio Golf and Beach Club, the home is just minutes away from the club amenities and peaceful Uluweuweu Bay. The two-story residence is surrounded by lush tropical landscape, ensuring plenty of privacy.
Kukio MB20 | $7.2 million | 5BR/5.5BA | 6,713 interior Sq. Ft. | 1.94 acres | MLS 609175
Stylish, contemporary dining room with a view at Kukio MB20 provides stellar views and natural light — the best of both indoor and outdoor living! Naturally inspired design elements reflect the special beauty of the land surrounding this luxurious home. Who wouldn’t want to linger at this table — unplugged — enjoying beverages and conversation long after the food has been consumed?