KILAUEA — A favorite getaway for celebrities and their families for the last decade, the Kilauea home of the late architect Elliott Rosenblum and his partner, pediatrician Dr. Mark Nesselson, is on the market for $13.5 million with Heather Ford of Elite Pacific Properties.
The 5,900-square-foot Kahili Beach estate is a situated on 6.15 acres of land next to the Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, and at the furthest corner of the gated Seacliff Plantation development.
“Celebrities filming on Kauai often rented the home, attracted to its ocean, river and mountain views, as well as the privacy its location offers,” according to the marketing team.
Accessed by a 1,000-foot driveway, entry to the estate is through an expansive great room and the adjoining family room, both boasting over 15-foot-high vaulted ceilings and spectacular ocean, Kilauea River and Namahana mountain views.
Stone floors are throughout the great room and a total of six expansive lanai areas surrounding the house. Just steps below is a 44-foot saltwater lap pool with a Balinese stone soaking tub.
The estate offers five bedrooms and four and a half baths all open to island breezes via floor-to-ceiling glass doors. Two separate sleeping quarters are on opposite sides of the home. Brazilian cherry and merabu wood floors are featured throughout. The open-plan kitchen boasts rainforest granite counter tops and Sapele wood cabinets and walls.
Built in 1995 and acquired by Rosenblum and Nesselson in 2000, this estate has been decorated by its owners in a minimalist style, accented with Southeast Asian artifacts, local Hawaiian art and select pieces from Cape Cod to Europe in an eclectic mix with a maritime theme.
This is an equestrian-friendly property with vehicular access to a tack room and area for corral.