Famed waterman Laird Hamilton’s Maui residence near Jaws at Pe’ahi (MLS# 348779) “site of some of the biggest waves ever ridden” – is on the market for the first time.
Photography by Bob Bangerter
Hamilton chose the ten-acre parcel for its proximity to the legendary surf spot, to fulfill his dream of riding Jaws whenever it breaks. “I can hear it from my bedroom,” he says.
Featured on MTV’s “Cribs,” Hamilton’s property is more than his sanctuary – it’s his training compound: the entire first floor is a gym, and the 1,764 sq. ft. garage accommodates six vehicles and a flotilla of watercraft.
Though “it was originally designed so Laird could surf Jaws,” his wife, Gabrielle Reece – an ultimate athlete in her own right – says the Maui property has become a haven, “providing tranquility for me, freedom for my kids, and privacy for the whole family.”
Just twenty minutes from the airport, nestled in a verdant, tropical valley with ocean views, the property was developed with self-sufficiency in mind. The parcel has its own well (in addition to County water), two large fishponds, and mature plantings of bananas, lilikoi, guava, and coconuts.
The spacious, four-bedroom/four-bathroom 6,400 sq. ft. home has an additional 6,000 sq. ft. of covered outdoor space and a large barn. Landscaped with rock walls and royal palms, upscale interior finishes include Italian marble counter tops, oak, and limestone flooring, and Imperial plaster walls.
This estate (MLS# 348779) is offered turnkey for $2,750,000. For details call Tiffany Kamaile Spencer, (RA). A top producer since 2005, Spencer represented the buyer in Kauai’s highest priced transaction in 2010, a $5M resort-style home on the island’s east shore.