THE GRAND PENTHOUSE AT WAIEA IS MORE OF A LIFESTYLE PACKAGE THAN A RESIDENCE, AND A PRETTY COMPREHENSIVE ONE AT THAT Imagine, for a minute, watching the sunset from your infinity-edge pool on the 36th floor, a breeze coming off the Pacific Ocean, and room service arrives. But it’s not just any old room service; it’s yellowtail sashimi with jalapeno from the world-famous restaurant Nobu, located on the ground floor of your building. Of course, if you want the atmosphere of the world-renowned restaurant, it’s a private elevator ride away. Such is life at the top of the newly completed Waiea Tower in Honolulu. It’s experiential living, masterminded by the likes of internationally acclaimed architect James K.M. Cheng and interior designer Tony Ingrao, a perennial presence on Architectural Digest’s AD100 list of top designers. “Living as art” is the guiding philosophy of Ingrao’s work, and it’s been taken to new heights with his latest canvas. “From the moment you get off the elevator and see the mountains, to walking in the front door and seeing Diamond Head, we want to make everything relate to the view, embrace the view, and make you feel like you’re in Hawaii,” shared Ingrao in a recent interview. “This means taking the silvers and gray colors from the water and sky and infusing warm wood elements into the furnishings to make it feel cool but still Hawaii.” Throughout the five-bedroom residence, subtle textures thoughtfully interact with the scenery: from the main gallery walls, which are covered in renowned designer Donghia’s sparkling “Effervescent” line, to the hand-crafted wall coverings of Phillip Jeffries and their glam “Tinseltown” line in the library and dining area, to the jade green onyx featured in the master bathroom, the careful integration of light and color successfully bring the outside in. This, in combination with high end finishes such as a Dornbracht rain shower and a chef’s kitchen outfitted with a complete suite of Miele appliances and complimented with cool grey onyx countertops and Snaidero cabinetry truly envelop you in elegance. “You feel like you’re on a journey as you move from room to room. Nothing is static. There is great flow from one space to the next with the library, living, dining and kitchen all connecting to each other along the Diamond Head facade of the building. The building’s facade is a major creation and influence.” There is plenty of substance beneath the surface, too, as residents are treated to such amenities as a resort-style spa, yoga room and fitness center, as well as an indoor golf simulator and theater, and of course, Nobu right downstairs. The perks continue outside, where the neighborhood currently features an installation by celebrated Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. Known as Ward Village, the community holds the prestigious LEED Neighborhood Development Platinum Certification. While the Grand Penthouse at Waiea is unmistakably the prize of the enclave, it is a small piece of the package that delivers an experience of “living as art.” TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE GRAND PENTHOUSE, visit luxuryportfolio.com and search Web ID: DWCY88. TAKEAWAYS PRICE | US $36,000,000 BEDROOMS | 5 BATHROOMS | 5.5 INTERIOR SQ FT | 10,076 EXTERIOR SQ FT | 1,357 HIGHLIGHTS • New Property • Sky lanai with outdoor kitchen and pool house • Private elevator entry • Platinum LEED certified neighborhood 1 Magnificent views expand to the ocean and beyond. 2 Peaceful master suite bordered by breathtaking seascapes. 3 Panoramic view of Diamond Head brings sand and sea to your fingertips. 4 Modern cabinetry and elegant appliances outfit the pristine kitchen. 5 Indulge in spa like baths and cascading rain showers for deep relaxation. 6 Architectural stairs showcase the modern and sleek aesthetic. “There is a lyrical nature to the building and we brought that inspiration into the penthouse design.” — Tony Ingrao, interior designer
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