Take a dip in the pool
Location: Kauai, Hawaii
As the last days of fall start to dwindle into winter, people who pine for sunny skies may dream of moving to a place where summer never ends. And if we’re dreaming—hello, price tag—we might choose this four-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath contemporary in Hawaii.
Called Hale Nanea, the hillside pavilion house was designed by famous contemporary architecture firm Olson Kundig. The Seattle-based design practice is known for buildings that connect people with the nature outside, so the Hawaiian setting is a good fit. The 4,238 square foot house sits above an orchard with panoramic ocean views and lush tropical gardens.
The sleek lines and open spaces take advantage of the views at every turn, with expansive doors and windows that open up to the outdoors. Outdoor showers mean you never have to wash inside, the master suite has a large private patio, and one of the top amenities is the inviting pool and adjacent fire pit. The home sits in a 1,010-acre residential community with access to an impressive network of paths and trails.
If you’re ready to ditch winter and head to paradise instead, Kahalawai #40 is on the market now for $6,950,000.