With its ocean views, upscale finishes and generous scale, 68-1210 S Kaniku Alanui, Unit 5A2 blends superlative design with a tropical setting.

“It has a western and northern orientation, so afternoons and sunsets on the lanai are incredible,” said Michele Paape of Venture Sotheby's International Realty, who is co-listing the home near the Kohala Coast with Molly Harris for $3.975 million. “It’s a place people can sit back with a glass of onething and just take it all in.”

Elegant, enticing and energy efficient, a four-bedroom ranch home at Mauna Lani’s newest development in Kamuela, Hawaii will leave its future occupants wanting for nothing. One of only 17 houses, the residence occupies a coveted spot in an exclusive enclave.

The four-bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom enjoys large, private living spaces, complemented by views of mountains, a golf course and the Pacific Ocean. In addition to the Francis H. I’i Brown Golf Course, the Laule’a community includes amenities like restaurants and retail.

Immediately upon entering, one can see through to the back of the home and rear patio, thanks to the open floor plan and large glass walls. The design in more than purely aesthetic. The big island is known for soothing winds, so the ability to open the front and rear doors keeps tropical air flowing through the house.

Just off the great room, a kitchen equipped with stainless steel appliances revolves around an island with bar seating. The kitchen includes a wet bar, while a trio of contemporary pendant lights linger above the island with a built-in sink. A ceiling speaker invites chef’s to listen to their playlist while preparing a meal or entertaining.

Durable tile flooring lines the interior, as multiple rooms are sheltered by voluminous, wood-paneled ceilings.

Details

Address: 68-1210 S .Kaniku Alanui, Unit 5A2,

Kamuela, Hawaii.

Price: $3.975 million.

Features: Four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom, single-story ranch home that’s part of Mauna Lani’s newest development. The luxurious residence frames views of the mountains, the Francis H. I’i Brown Golf Course and the Pacific Ocean. Collapsible glass walls in the great room and owner’s suite open to a large patio with a hot tub and infinity edge pool. The owner’s suite enjoys a spa-caliber bathroom with a walk-in shower and freestanding soaking tub, as well as a private deck with an outdoor shower.

Each bedroom includes en suite bathrooms, with the fourth bedroom also hosting a dry bar and views of the ocean.

The great room, undoubtedly the heartbeat of the home, basks in sunlight pouring through the wood-framed windows. Its dining area features a contemporary chandelier as a stylish wooden ceiling fan keeps air circulating throughout the spacious dimensions. An alcove along the rear fall provides the ideal space to mount a flat-screen television, with enough room left for displaying artwork.

Overhanging eaves off the great room provide shelter and shade for part of the rear patio. This sheltered area includes a television and built-in speaker.

A series of retractable glass walls grant the residence seamless flow between indoor and outdoor living. One of these walls resides in the owner’s suite, while other opens the great room to a partially covered patio that leads to a hot tub and infinity edge pool.

Built for pampering, the owner’s suite indulges at every turn. Its aforementioned collapsible glass wall opens to the pool patio, while the spa-caliber bathroom hosts a floating dual vanity, walk-in shower, freestanding soaking tub and a private deck with an outdoor shower.

Take the virtual tour at www.laulea.ca.

Listing agent: Molly Harris, Venture Sotheby's International Realty, 808-333-2953, mharris@venturesir.com; Michele Paape, Venture Sotheby's International Realty, 808-756-7523, mpaape@venturesir.com.