I can hear 'Jaws' break from my bedroom.
Princeville, HI (PRWEB) July 22, 2011
Famed big wave surfer Laird Hamilton’s North Shore Maui residence near “Jaws” at Pe’ahi—site of some of the biggest waves ever ridden—is being offered for the first time by Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers.
“I can hear 'Jaws' from my bedroom,” Hamilton says, who chose the ten-acre estate for its proximity to the legendary surf spot in order to fulfill his dream of riding Jaws whenever it breaks.
Featured on MTV Cribs, Hamilton’s property is more than his sanctuary—it’s his training compound: the entire first floor has been converted into a gym, and the 1,764 sq. ft. garage accommodates six vehicles and a flotilla of watercraft, including jet skis used for tow in surfing.
And though “it was originally designed so Laird could surf Jaws,” his wife Gabrielle Reece—an ultimate athlete in her own right—says the property has become a haven: “providing tranquility for me, freedom for my kids, and privacy for the whole family.”
Just twenty minutes from the airport, nestled in a verdant, tropical valley with ocean views, the property was developed with self-sufficiency in mind. The parcel has its own well (in addition to County water), two large fishponds, and mature plantings of bananas, passion fruit, guava and coconuts.
The spacious (5,000 sq. ft. plus) four-bedroom/four-bath home has generous covered outdoor spaces and a large barn. Landscaped with rock walls and royal palms, upscale interior finishes include Italian marble counter tops, oak and limestone flooring, and Imperial plaster walls.
The Hamiltons, who also own an adjacent parcel, split their time between Hawaii and Malibu, California.
MLS# 348779 is offered turnkey for $2,750,000 by Tiffany Kamaile Spencer (RA) of Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers on Kauai. A top producer since 2005, Spencer represented the Buyer in Kauai’s highest priced transaction in 2010, a $5M resort style home on the island’s east shore.