Deeds and WeedsJuly 15, 2009

For Sale: Two Amazing Houses at Hualalai

In this economy, good deals on golf houses are to be found everywhere: even at Hualalai, the four-star golf resort (Four Seasons Hotel) and community on Hawaii's Big Island. Check out this story, which announces the upcoming auction August 10 of two homes at Hualalai, which had been originally listed at $10.3 million and $9.1 million, but didn't sell.

We were going to describe the properties ourselves, but then figured we would let the story do that for us:

"The first property, 72-151 Lau'eki Street, is located on 25,000 square feet of land. It contains a 5,900-square-foot residence with 4,600 square feet of air conditioned living space including five bedrooms, five baths and one half-bath, and more than 1,300 square feet of covered lanais including a 590-square-foot dining lanai.

The second property, 72-155 Lau'eki Street, is on 21,000 square feet of land, with 4,416 square feet of interior living area and more than 1,200 square feet of lanais. It includes four bedrooms, four baths and one half-bath, and a two-plus car garage.

Both homes feature a custom-designed swimming pool with infinity edge and integrated spa, covered entry with zen garden, outdoor kitchen, and a private outdoor shower garden. The interiors are offered with furnishings and include an expansive kitchen with high-quality stainless steel appliances, media room with 50-inch plasma television, and an integrated music speaker system."

The story never even mentions what would matter most to a potential buyer/golfer: the Jack Nicklaus designed golf course at Hualalai, which serves as the annual host of the Champions Tour's Mitsubishi Electric Championship.

-- G.R.