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Another House Porn Thursday, another over-the-top estate that's been lingering on the market for a while. This time, we're in Kona, Hawaii, where developers erected this sprawling, 13,800-square-foot personal palace on spec in 2007. Known by the none-too-enticing name of Kuki'o 87, the mansion is more like a private resort than a residence, with 25 total rooms, including six bedrooms, nine bathrooms, two offices, two laundry rooms, a massage room, a gym, a playroom, and a security room. The main living spaces have towering ceilings lined with local hardwood, while the chef's kitchen is outfitted with a huge Viking range, a pair of SubZero refrigerators, a wine cave, and oversized stone island.
Out back, complementing the sweeping views of the Pacific and nearby Maui, lies an infinity pool, stone-tiled patio, and a "tropical shower garden," whatever that is. Owners in the Kukio development have the right to join the "Kukio Golf & Beach Club: an oceanfront private club with world class amenities including Tom Fazio designed 18-hole Championship Golf Course and 10-hole short course, two clubhouses with private dining, sports complex, ocean pursuits center, and a comprehensive indoor and outdoor spa."
It's that sort of over-the-top luxury that earned this place its initial $29.6M asking price, but with no takers, the place was recently chopped down to a measly $25M.
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