Makalapua, “House of Blossoms” in Hawai‘ian, is a magical beachfront estate located at the base of iconic Diamond Head, in an area where Hawai‘i’s most prominent families made their homes for centuries. Makalapua perches above a secluded white sand beach fronting a sheltered swimming area dredged in the early twentieth century, perfect for swimming, snorkeling, small boats, and a paddle away from surfing breaks. Designed to evoke the beach houses of old Hawai‘i, Makalapua has moldings and floors crafted of rare ohia wood. It incorporates opulent finishes: interior walls boast rare and elegant wallpapers, bedroom and exterior walls are clad in Venetian plaster, powder room and master bath are adorned with onyx, and the office is paneled in chagrin. The oceanfront master suite includes a bedroom and a sitting room, each with expansive lanais. The dressing room uses cerused oak. The spa shower has oceanfront and Diamond Head views. The loft-style living and formal dining room area are open to the oceanfront lanai, which includes an outdoor covered area for al fresco dining. Surrounded by lush landscaping, the backyard walls are clad in travertine and coral. A one-bedroom guesthouse abutting the pool area is graced by a very large waterfall, cascading bougainvillea, and manicured lawns. A lower garden is planted with flowers, herbs, figs, citrus, and mango trees. The oceanfront garden has a hot tub with riveting views of sunrises and sunsets over the sparkling ocean.