Spectacular Hawaii Estate Hits the Market for $35 Million

A trio of residences—plus a stunning entertaining pavilion—are spread across 18 landscaped acres

The Kalihiwai Pavilion.
Photo: Matthew Millman

Much taken with Kauai’s postcard-perfect North Shore, venture capitalist Walter Kortschak began assembling this beachfront compound in 2001, ultimately snapping up a trio of residences on 18 acres, with a total of a dozen bedrooms. He then enlisted Walker Warner Architects of San Francisco and Philpotts Interiors to craft a stunning 3,600-square-foot entertaining pavilion (shown), where sturdy limestone walls complement floor-to-ceiling windows framed in a variety of wood, including teak, afromosia, and sapele. Landscaped by London’s Dan Pearson, the verdant grounds feature a pool, rambling streams, and hillside gardens planted with native flora. Contact: christiesrealestate.com.

Located on a bluff overlooking the Pacific, the 3,600-square-foot structure functions as a multi-purpose social area where homeowners can host a variety of events.
The goal was to create a sanctuary of sorts, where guests could soak in the beauty of Kauai’s North Shore.
The interiors, designed by Philpotts Interiors, feature a color palette of warm tones that reflects the lush, surrounding landscape.
The pavilion’s kitchen.
London landscape firm Dan Pearson Studio selected plants that naturally blend with both the architecture and landscape. Photo: Matthew Millman
The Kalihiwai Pavilion. Photo: Matthew Millman

A version of this article first appeared in print in our 2018 Summer Issue under the headline On the Market. Subscribe to the magazine.

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