Veteran tech entrepreneur Kris Kibak is a longtime resident of San Diego, where the startup he cofounded — Instant Checkmate, an online background-search service — is headquartered. But he decided to expand his real estate horizons to Hawaii last year, when he doled out a whopping $24.6 million for a luxe beachfront estate in the exclusive Wailea/Makena neighborhood on the island of Maui.
Newly constructed in 2018 by Molokai architect Rich Young and Vierra Builders — and never before lived in, per the listing — the two-story stucco and tile-roof structure rests on a walled and gated parcel spanning over 4 acres. There are four bedrooms and six baths in just over 5,000 square feet of fully furnished, open-concept living space punctuated throughout with soaring ceilings, coral-laced walls, and white limestone and walnut hardwood floors. Expansive walls of glass spill out to expansive covered lanais and also provide sweeping ocean vistas.
Among the highlights are a spacious fireside living room, which connects to a gourmet kitchen outfitted with a large eat-in island, Caesarstone countertops, a handmade sink, and high-end Wolf, Boesch and Sub-Zero appliances.
Other amenities include an adjacent family/game room, along with a pair of plush master suites — one on the ground level opening to a lanai and another upstairs spilling out to a view balcony, with both featuring luxe baths boasting dual vanities and soaking tubs.
Outdoors, the resort-style grounds hold an iridescent-tiled pool and spa equipped with a Baja shelf and fire features, along with a grassy lawn that stretches to Palauea Beach — where Kibak not only can enjoy an array of water activities, but also catch a glimpse of the endangered Hawksbill turtle amid its nesting grounds. Rounding it all out: an attached two-car garage out front.