January 31, 2011 – KOLOA, Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i – Kukui’ula, the first new luxury residential community in Hawaii in over a decade, has opened on the southern coastline of the island of Kauai. The 1,000 acre community is being developed by an affiliate of A&B Properties, Inc., a subsidiary of Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. of Honolulu, and DMB of Scottsdale, Arizona.
A private $100 million clubhouse serves as the social and recreational centerpiece of the community and includes the main clubhouse, known as The Plantation House, a spa, the Kukui’ula Golf Club, a Tom Weiskopf-designed 18-hole championship golf course and an elaborate array of swimming pools.
Kukui’ula also debuted its Mauka and Makai neighborhoods, with the first model home, a three-bedroom plantation-style Makai Cottage, available for viewing.
Kukui’ula has sold 81 homesites to date, mostly through a pre-development sales opportunity offered prior to major construction. With first phase construction complete and recreational amenities open, the developer is now resuming active sales efforts.
The Plantation House Reflects Authentic Local Style of Kauai
The 20,000 square foot Plantation House, overlooking Kukui’ula Bay, is a showcase of classic Hawaii style. A Great Room, with coffered ceilings and wood beams and an eclectic mix of furnishings collected from around the world, opens to a wrap around lanai with seating areas offering all-day views of the Pacific and ocean sunsets.
Dining rooms emphasize fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables and seafood and meats from Hawaii’s best purveyors. The Plantation House also has a scenic dining hale, event pavilion, family-style dining room, ‘Island Pursuits’ outfitters shop, and a game room for adults and keiki (kids) to enjoy.
Kukui’ula Spa Takes Relaxation and Rejuvenation to the Next Level
A spacious 20,000 square foot garden spa, located adjacent to the Plantation House will open in March 2011. The Plantation House Spa will offer a choice of indoor and outdoor treatment rooms with therapies and services drawn from local botanical products and timeless Hawaiian healing traditions. Additional features include a lap pool and cascading waterfall, men’s and women’s locker rooms, outdoor showers, steam and sauna facilities and private relaxation areas. Members can now enjoy a movement studio for yoga, pilates and dance classes and an extensive selection of fitness equipment.
Kukui’ula Golf Course A Showcase for Panoramic Ocean Views
The private 18-hole Kukui’ula course was designed to appeal to players of all ages and skill levels. Designed by Tom Weiskopf, creator of over 50 acclaimed courses worldwide, the 216-acre par-72 course features panoramic ocean views on most holes and a landscape of native flora. The Kukui’ula course will accommodate limited member play until its official opening in Summer 2011.
First Model Home Now Open For Tours
Kukui’ula’s 3,670 square foot Makai cottage showcases authentic local style with double-pitch roofs, generous lanais, board and batten siding and raised post and beam construction. The fully-furnished 3-bedroom, 3 1/2-bathroom floor plan also features a great room, salt water pool and spa, outdoor garden showers and a freestanding guest cottage.
The collection of Makai Cottages range in size from approximately 1,500 to 3,800 square feet and are located on a mix of quarter-acre to one-third acre homesites bordering the fairways and greens of the golf course. The Makai Cottages are priced between $2.2 million and $3.6 million; custom homesites begin at $1 million.
Homegrown: Kukui’ula’s Community Farm & Lake
Located upcountry, Kukui’ula has created its own community farm where fruits, vegetables, herbs and tropical flowers are grown for residents to enjoy. Current crops include lettuce, beans, peppers, beets, arugula, a variety of herbs and fruits and tropical flowers such as orchids and bird of paradise. Residents are welcomed to gather their own fruits and vegetables, cut tropical flowers and enjoy opportunities for picnicking, hiking and biking.
The farm overlooks a 20-acre catch-n-release fishing lake for canoeing or fishing for exotic Peacock bass.
Kukui‘ula® is being developed by Kukui‘ula Development Company (Hawaii), LLC, an affiliate of DMB , a Scottsdale, Arizona-based diversified real estate development and investment firm (www.dmbinc.com), and an affiliate of A&B Properties, Inc., a subsidiary of Alexander & Baldwin, Inc., one of Hawai’i’s largest private landowners (www.abprop.com). DMB has been a highly acclaimed leader in creating successful legacy communities in the western U.S. for more than 20 years. Alexander & Baldwin, a landmark name in the Hawaiian Islands for over 140 years, is involved in land development, agriculture and ocean transportation.
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