For sale: $24.95 million
Listing agent Zach Goldsmith offers this story to explain the appeal of the Kailua home he’s selling.
“The owner told me, when Jessica Simpson stayed there, that he went up to Jessica and offered them a complimentary day on a 90-foot yacht and they said, ‘Why would we want to go there?’” Goldsmith said.
Simpson isn’t the only celeb who has vacationed at the beachfront home. Beyonce and Jay Z are fans of the house and Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam was married there.
The appeal of the house — besides its 600 feet of white sand beach — is its privacy.
The house is surrounded by lush landscaping and natural rock walls.
“The President vacations just down the street, if that paints a picture,” said Goldsmith. “It really feels like your own mini resort.”
Sitting on 1.5 acres, the 10,000-square-foot-plus home has 8 bedrooms and 11 baths — sleeping up to 18 guests.
The house takes full advantage of Hawaii’s near-perfect weather, with substantial outdoor living space. Walls of glass in the living room open out to a full patio and cabana, which includes a bar, barbecue, full kitchen and entertaining areas, all with views of the turquoise waters of the ocean.
“It has a seamless connection that connects the indoors to the outdoors,” said Goldsmith. “Once you’re in that space, you can’t tell if you’re inside or outside.”
With celebrity guests like Bey and Jay Z clamoring for the home, Goldsmith says the home has quite a bit of rental income — perhaps enough to offset the calculated $96,806 mortgage payment.