We are proud to welcome Barbara Baehler to our team of Realtors at Carvill Sotheby’s International Realty.
With 27 years of experience in luxury Real Estate Barbara Baehler has consistently been regarded as one of Oahu’s top agents. 6 time nominee for the Aloha Aina Realtor Award, voted “Best in Real Estate” in 2018 and 2019 by Honolulu magazine, earned highest professional real estate designations; CLHMS, CRS, GRI and ABR. With deep roots in Kailua Barbara has maintained her focus in the luxury real estate market to provide top-notch service and guidance to her clients.
Whether it’s a log cabin nestled deep in the Montana woods or an upscale beach cottage in the Bahamas, sometimes you just need a place to get away. These properties all offer an escape from the ordinary for $800,000. Choosing the right location and making a smart financial decision for your vacation home can seem a tall order, but the six properties below are striking in their balance of both.
Set on 30 acres in the Vermont countryside, this early American-style homestead is the perfect pastoral getaway. Built in the late 1700s, this multi-building country cape has been outfitted with modern amenities including in-floor radiant heating and a new gas range. Start the day with a bath in the master ensuite’s deep soaking tub, and take your morning coffee outside to enjoy the view of distant Bromley Mountain on the stone-tiled patio—this retreat is undeniably about taking it slow. The reclaimed post and beam style living space features tall, A-frame ceilings and an antique wood-burning stove. After skiing in the nearby mountains or exploring the property’s trail system, ease yourself into the sauna or fully-tiled hot tub.
Stop dreaming and start living your beachside idyll in this enchanting Dominican home away from home. The property is located in the tranquil beachside neighbourhood of Los Lagos, just steps from Playa Minitas beach. The east-facing, three-bedroom home is the ideal locale for those looking for a relaxing tropical getaway, but also has the potential to generate extra income as a vacation rental. Vaulted ceilings and whitewashed walls translate to a serene space that blends seamlessly with the tiled patio and turquoise pool just outside. With an outdoor brick oven and spacious seating area surrounded by palm trees and tropical flowers, you’ll be tempted to spend every spare moment here.
Escape to the South with this contemporary retreat custom-designed by renowned interior designer Jill VanTosh. The open-concept living space features exposed beams and floor-to-ceiling windows that wrap around the space, bringing the majesty of the outdoors in. Spend the day lakeside, tend to the property’s garden, or lounge on the wraparound terrace and soak up some of that Southern sunshine. In the evening, build a bonfire in the fire pit and settle in to easy Adirondack chairs for stellar stargazing.
Hide away in this snug vacation property on Hawaii’s O’ahu island. Situated alongside preservation land and perched on a tropical hillside, the residence is one of only four single-family dwellings in a two-acre condominium project. Step outside onto the private balcony and enjoy the view of the Kaneohe Bay and Kualoa Ridge—or just open the wall-to-wall sliding glass doors that lead into the main living space and let the tropical breeze inside. The neutral-toned kitchen, with built-in koa cabinetry and terra-cotta-toned tile work, features picture windows that look out to the lush flora surrounding the oasis. Bonus: it’s an easy commute to all that nearby Honolulu and Waikiki have to offer.
Sitting on 11.3 acres on Montana’s Whitefish Lake, this cabin is a quintessential forest getaway. With expansive views of the lake and the woods beyond, this charmingly rustic log cabin is a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of the outside world: take a seat on the porch as the sun rises, saunter through the spellbinding woods, spend the day on the lake, and come home to soak in the tub bathed in natural light. The property also features a level building site for those looking to expand, as well as a dock with shared lake access and boat slips. This is the place to bask in the restorative influence of the wilderness.
Things really do slow down in the Bahamas, especially at this upscale beach cottage located in the Abaco Islands. Aptly named the Abaco Rum Punch, this little oasis features three bedrooms, cypress wood walls, and ceramic floors to keep you cool in the tropical heat. The main living space spills out to the balcony, leading to a private pool and deck. Walk barefoot down to the beach, just minutes away, and soak up the sun or partake in the area’s excellent surfing—it’s all about taking your time.
Everyone needs to get away from the everyday. Whether you prefer the woods or the beach as your chosen escape, these properties all offer a space where you can recreate in style.
Hawaii’s residential real estate market is having a banner year for sales of homes for $10 million or more, with 11 transactions closing for $15 million or more, and three of those selling for $20 million or more.
The largest sale so far in 2018 was the sale of a five-bedroom house at the Kukio Golf and Beach Club on the Big Island that closed for $27.5 million in March. It was the highest-priced home ever sold in Kukio and possibly the second-highest price ever on the Big Island, Jim Schneider, principal broker of Kukio Properties, previously told Pacific Business News.
The second- and third-highest prices in 2018 were on Maui. In February, a five-bedroom, seven-bath new beachfront home on Keawakapu Beach in Kihei sold in early February for $22.8 million, the fourth-highest sale ever on Maui. Dennis Rush of Elite Pacific Properties represented the seller, while Dave Richardson of Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers represented the buyer.
Earlier this month, another estate, a 13,422-square-foot home on a 0.52-acre lot on Keawakapu Beach closed for $20 million. Josh Jerman and Richardson of Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers represented the seller, while Riette Jenkins of Elite Pacific Properties represented the buyer.
The fourth-highest residential sale was Oahu’s largest transaction so far in 2018, the sale of a beachfront estate in Kailua for $18.8 million. The 8,348-square-foot estate was designed by architect Peter Vincent in an Indo-modern design and features multiple buildings on a 36,995-square foot lot that runs from South Kalaheo avenue to Kailua. Anne Oliver, vice president of Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, represented the seller, while Paul Chu and Stephen Cipres of Elite Pacific Properties represented the buyer.
No. 5 was back on the Big Island, a six-bedroom estate at Kukio that sold for $18.5 million in a transaction that closed in July. The 8,232-square-foot home on 2.27 acres in the Kaupulehu section, an oceanfront area north of the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai was designed by architect Bing Hu of H&S International and built by GM Construction in 2015. Schneider of Kukio Properties represented both the buyer and the seller.
The eighth-largest transaction was on Kailua Beach, and closed in September for $15.65 million. The property, which consisted of three parcels running from Kalaheo Avenue to the beach, had been listed for $18.9 million and had been in escrow from Feb. 28 until late September. Jonah Kogen of Hillside Realty & Development represented the seller, while Scott Carvill of Carvill Sotheby’s International Realty represented the buyer.
The ninth-largest sale was on Diamond Head Road, a five-bedroom, 5.1 bath oceanfront home that sold for $15.15 million in March. Anne Hogan Perry of Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties represented the seller. Tod Tsukano of Pacific Management Group represented the buyer.
The Oahu transaction was for an 8,187-square-foot compound designed by Peter Vincent Architects on Kaapuni Drive in Kailua. Real estate investor Marc Paskin, who’s also known as “Uncle Kokua” from a reality show on KFVE by the same name was the seller, and was represented by Patricia Choi of the The Choi Group with Hawaii. Scott Carvill of Carvill Sotheby’s International Realty represented the buyer.
A beachfront estate in Kailua that was on the market for nearly five years and was the subject of a foreclosure lawsuit has sold for $15.65 million.
The sale of 210 N. Kalaheo Ave., which was listed for $18.9 million and had been in escrow since Feb. 28, closed on Thursday. Jonah Kogen of Hillside Realty & Development represented the seller, while Scott Carvill of Carvill Sotheby’s International Realty represented the unnamed buyer.
In May, HSBC Bank USA filed for foreclosure alleging the owners of the property had defaulted on a 2010 mortgage that had an original principal of $16 million. Kogen previously told Pacific Business News that the sellers were working with the bank.
The property consists of three parcels between Kalaka Place and Kamani Kai Place with the addresses 206, 208 and 210 N. Kalaheo Ave., that were sold as one property with three homes — an eight-bedroom, eight-bath main house, a five bedroom, five-bath “villa,” and a three-bedroom, three-bath guest house.
The property had been featured in The Wall Street Journal’s “Home of the Day” in 2014, when the combined property was listed for $24.95 million and the beachfront house alone was available separately for $18.5 million.
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By Janis L. Magin – Real Estate Editor, Pacific Business News Updated
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