Kona Coffee Founders Are Selling Their Hawaiian Mansion For $14.8 Million – Robb Report

Building a home on the rugged cliffs of Hawaii can be difficult for some. But for one couple, Oahu’s rugged terrain served as the perfect setting for a new beachfront mansion.

Raymond and Jacqueline Suiter, the founders of Hawaii-based Kona Coffee Purveyors, bought land on the island in 2015 and decided to nestle their four-bedroom abode into the hillside. In this way, the estate shares a much deeper connection with the land that surrounds it. Kind of like how Kona coffee beans share a closeness to the region they’re grown in, apparently. After finishing construction earlier this year, the couple decided to put the Hawaiian oasis on the market for $14.8 million, as reported The Wall Street Journal.

Given its position, the Oahu home offers incredible panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, the Mokulua Islands, and beyond. The Suiters hired Honolulu’s James McPeak as the architect to create the elegant bones of the abode, while Los Angeles-based designer César Giraldo brought the 4,450 square foot interior to life.

The Oahu Residence offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean.

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“When designing a space, it’s essential that I consider the topography of the area,” says Giraldo. California Home + Design. “For me, it’s extremely important to be very aware of the project environment to understand how my designs will communicate with the outside.”

To that end, you’ll have 1,100 square feet of covered outdoor space at your disposal, as well as a small (but super cool) pool. Then there’s the epic rooftop bar where you can sip selections from your own temperature-controlled wine cellar.

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Sliding glass doors help integrate indoor and outdoor living spaces.

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Contemporary living areas feature a mix of high-end finishes, from European white oak and lavender marble to teak accents and travertine tiles. In the master bedroom, there’s an eye-catching abstract mural by French painter Pierre Bonnefille, along with a cozy fireplace and more ocean views.

“My client wanted to make sure the eye could take in the spectacular views from every space in the house while maintaining good flow,” adds Giraldo.

What more could you ask for from an island retreat?

Erik Hinshaw of Hawaii Life holds the SEO.

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