This $35 Million Maui Mega-Mansion Comes With A Whale-Watching Deck – Robb Report


Two swimming pools? Yeah. A whale watching deck? You bet. This Maui pad ticks all the boxes when it comes to island living.

Built for a Silicon Valley couple, the lavish abode has lasted nearly a decade and, well, you can tell. Sass Somekh and his wife Eta bought the land in 2001 for $4.65 million and completed construction of the mega-mansion around 10 years later, as reported by the the wall street journal. It is now listed at $35 million, making it the most expensive home on the Maui market.

Perched on a lava point, the beachfront mansion is inspired by Tel Aviv villas and is nothing short of lavish. It offers its own private beach, stunning ocean views, a 1,500 square foot rooftop terrace and that’s just the beginning.

“There’s simply nothing quite like it that combines modern design with the earthy experience of expansive ocean and West Maui mountain views from almost every room,” said listing agent Chelsea Sun of Compass. Robb Report. “It faces north/northwest so it doesn’t get blown by the sun and there’s no heat gain.”

Interiors feature curved glass, plus white walls and furniture.

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Situated on a half-acre lot with 158 feet of ocean frontage, the 7,400 square foot home features five en-suite bedrooms, each with their own private lanai. The couple tapped architect Rick Ryniak for the design, which incorporates clean lines, curved glass walls and a white color scheme. This decidedly modern aesthetic is rarely seen in Hawaii.

Inside, the accommodations are divided into two floors. However, you will find high ceilings and sliding glass doors throughout. The open-plan layout includes a sunny living space on the first floor, as well as an indoor-outdoor dining area. A master suite is also located on this level.

The dining area has an indoor-outdoor feel thanks to the continuous sliding glass doors

To access the other rooms, you can take the elevator to the second floor. Here you will find an office, as well as a spiral staircase that leads to a roof terrace with a panoramic view of the ocean and the mountains. There’s also a jacuzzi up there, of course.

Closer to the water – about 15 feet above the ocean, to be exact – is a concrete viewing platform from which you can watch whales as they visit between months. of December and March. Sass told the WSJ he saw three to four whales a day from the lookout during peak season. Elsewhere, additional resort-like amenities like a cold plunge pool, dry sauna, steam room, and fitness room will make you feel like you’re still on vacation.

This is what we call island living.

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