Maluaka, Green Building Goes Super Luxe
Maluaka is a new development on Maui that offers high end luxury. The development is set on 11 acres with a golf course and will be home to 69 residences with views of the ocean. The architecture incorporates traditional Hawaiian design elements and native building materials and is also designed to "rest gently" on the landscape. The development is seeking LEED certification for sustainability and environmental performance as a green building site. Green details include dual flush toilets, low flow faucets and shower heads, a photovoltaic system for solar energy and the use of recycled materials. The homes have floors done in polished wood or tumbled limestone. The homes incorporate sliding floor-to-ceiling glass panels that separate the indoor living spaces from the large covered lanais which feature outdoor kitchens and room for entertaining or relaxing. The kitchens are stocked with high-end appliances and the homes have master bedroom suites with sitting areas, large closets and bathrooms with glass showers and large tubs. The homes are also wired for the wireless access and for sound, security and smart home systems. Ownership also includes membership in the Club at Maluaka. which includes luxury services such as a concierge, personal trainers, vinter programs and a wine tasting room, housekeeping, beach services, adventure guides and access to private jet fractional program. According to a recent article in the Real Estate Journal, the homes range from 2,500 square feet to 5,300 square feet in size and are expected to sell for from $3.75 million to $13.5 million making this the priciest green development I have seen yet.