At Nanea Kai, a newly-built oceanfront residence positioned on one of South Maui’s most sought-after stretches of coastline, it is impossible to not feel completely at ease. Ocean views, lush manicured grounds and brilliant modern design elevate it beyond a typical vacation home.

Over 5,100 square feet of living space brings five bedrooms and five and a half baths together in a remarkable footprint. Upon entering, you’re immediately captivated by Nanea Kai’s spacious courtyard, inviting you through rows of stone that lead to the grand entrance. The main level centers around a spacious, light-filled great room that combines living, dining and a gourmet kitchen with 14-foot recessed ceilings and wide bi-folding glass doors that seamlessly connect the interiors with the exteriors. The effect is truly transcendent. It’s easy to imagine hosting summer parties as you take in blissful ocean views. The expansive 1,300-square-foot lanai encourages more admiration of the breathtaking natural surroundings with a saltwater pool and waterfall spa — all fronted by 23 acres of immaculate natural preservation land.

A floating staircase leads you to the second level where an opulent primary suite beckons with a sophisticated dual vanity bathroom featuring a spa soaking tub and a spacious walk-in closet. The upstairs area also includes three additional bedroom suites, each boasting large windows with sweeping panoramic ocean and mountain views. Other highlights include a detached two-car garage featuring an elevated ocean view ensuite bedroom/office, ideal for a fitness room or caretakers quarters.

Designed by renowned Cohen Development Group, Nanea Kai presents a new vision for island luxury through premier-quality craftsmanship and beautiful modern design that synergizes smart home technology and exquisite architectural detail.  Leathered quartzite marble countertops, tumbled Belgian limestone tile, custom scraped French oak wood floors and solid white oak cabinets are just a few of the top-of-the-line materials that infuse the interiors with a modern sense of refinement.

Tucked away in South Kihei, this prized oceanfront oasis is located mere steps away from South Maui’s most esteemed shops, restaurants and white sandy beaches. Currently permitted as a B&B, Nanea Kai offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience the pinnacle of ultra-modern island living right in the heart of paradise.

View the complete listing by Patrick Franta, Kent Tanaka Tamaki, John Ferguson and Cara B. Scoffings of Coldwell Banker Island Properties.

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