Concierge Auctions To Sell Premier Oceanfront Estate in West Maui, Hawaii at an Absolute Auction on May 12

Selling to the highest bidder regardless of price at Maui's first luxury property auction

Mar 28, 2011, 16:29 ET from Concierge Auctions

MAUI, Hawaii, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Concierge Auctions announces that the "Jewel of Kahana," one of the Hawaiian Islands' most premier residences, nestled along the Pacific oceanfront with views of both Molokai and Lanai will sell at a live, on-site auction on May 12.  Listed for $15,900,000, the estate will sell absolute, meaning it will sell to the highest bidder regardless of price on auction day. The sale is being conducted in cooperation with listing agent Mary Anne Fitch of Maui Estates International LLC.

"The Jewel of Kahana is set on one of Maui's most sought after oceanfront locations.  On a one-half acre lot with over 250 feet of ocean frontage, its stunning design and luxurious appointments create a private resort-like experience," Fitch stated. "This is the first luxury estate to be auctioned on Maui.  This absolute auction will create a true opportunity for any buyer in search of a one-of-a-kind island residence."  

Inspired by sumptuous resort living, 4809 Lower Honoapiilani Road offers a private lifestyle with all the elements one would expect from a five-star resort. Designed by architectural team Jim and Karen LeCron of Arri/LeCron Architects, Inc, who share a passion for creating dreamy getaways from California to Hawaii, this 9,800-square-foot residence sleeps up to 16 people in its eight master suites including the detached ohana guest quarters. Each suite features its own sliding glass doors with access to an outdoor lanai or terrace, wet bar, flat-screen television and turquoise water views. Luxurious bathroom appointments include double vanities, custom wood cabinetry, freestanding, oversized soaking tubs and custom-designed tile and glass showers. Every detail of the layout and appointments takes advantage of the estate's magnificent slice of Maui oceanfront property with views of Molokai and Lanai.

The property is equipped for any scale of entertaining. The kitchen design is open and informal, encompassing the dining area, additional bar seating and convenient secondary catering kitchen. The second floor billiards lounge and game area open to the main living room below. With an additional sports bar for entertaining, it features separate seating vignettes for conversation and play. "Smart home" technology can be found throughout including touchpads for mechanics and lighting and automated translucent blinds to shade the interior and retreat again when the sun sets. The two-story ohana guest quarters offers the perfect, private retreat including its own kitchen, outdoor terrace and sleeping loft.

"Concierge Auctions has a proven record of auction success in the Hawaiian Islands, where we've successfully sold more than $55 million in luxury properties over the past two years. We continue to identify the most motivated sellers of the most unique island residences," stated George Graham, CEO of Concierge Auctions. "Even after working with such premier properties as Cher's residence in the Hualalai Resort, home to the Four Seasons Hualalai, which we sold for $8.72 million, the Jewel of Kahana is a standout. This is one of the most spectacular oceanfront residences in the world. It is a true pleasure to represent such a remarkable property."

Maui meets all the criteria for a tropical paradise including swaying palm trees bordering perfect white-sand coves, free-falling waterfalls etching the faces of mountains, voluptuous jungles bursting with bright color and moonlight sparkling on calm, turquoise seas. Next to Waikiki, Maui is Hawaii's most popular destination, welcoming 2.5 million people each year to its sunny shores. Readers of Conde Nast Traveler voted Maui the "Best Island in the World" more than 13 years running. Travel + Leisure's readers also ranked Maui as their favorite island and top travel destination. Warm and friendly Maui has an easygoing lifestyle that's perfect for relaxing.

The absolute auction of 4809 Lower Honoapiilani Road will be held on May 12. Bidders will be able to participate in person or proxy via telephone or Internet. A 2.5% commission is offered to the buyer's representing broker. See Auction Terms and Conditions for full details. The property will be available for preview daily between 1 and 4pm beginning April 1. For more information visit or call 866-640-7726.

About Concierge Auctions: Concierge Auctions is the preeminent luxury real estate auction firm serving high-end sellers nationwide through an accelerated marketing process that obtains fair market value for high-end properties in a 60-day timeframe. As a preferred auction partner to Sotheby's International Realty® and other luxury brokerage firms nationwide, the company has executed auctions from New York to Hawaii and hosts a database that includes more than 100,000 luxury real estate buyers and agents from all 50 states and 38 countries and territories.  The principals of Concierge Auctions have been involved in the transfer of more than $2 billion in luxury real estate sales over the past 10 years.  For more information, call 888-966-4759 or visit

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