A little over a year ago, Los Angeles-based film producer Dan Lin (“The Lego Movie” franchise, “Sherlock Holmes,” “Aladdin”) and his interior designer wife Sophia bought a historic Hawaii property designed by the late modernist architect George J. “Pete” Wimberly, best remembered for his imaginative resort-concentric work in Honolulu.
The couple subsequently embarked upon an extensive renovation and restoration of the 1950s premises; and now the striking A-frame residence has popped up for sale, asking a smidge under $3.8 million — or $1.5 million more than the Lins paid for the place back in September 2021. Currently in the process of being nominated as an official historic home due to its rare design by Wimberly, the listing is held by Noel Shaw of Hawaii Life.
Tucked away on a secluded cul-de-sac parcel spanning just under a quarter-acre — on the island of Oahu, near the famed Diamond Head State Monument — the two-story structure is fronted by a carport topped by an ocean-view terrace. Inside, four bedrooms and two baths are found in a little more than 2,000 square feet of living space adorned throughout with lava rock walls, high wood-beam ceilings and custom finishes chosen by Sophia Lin, owner of DESIGNSILVERLAKE.
Main-level highlights include an open-concept great room featuring a living area with sliding glass doors spilling out to the aforementioned terrace, which is perfect for al fresco lounging and entertaining while enjoying the picturesque coastal vistas. A casual dining area connects to an updated kitchen, which is outfitted with cherry cabinetry, quartz countertops, an eat-in peninsula, and high-end KitchenAid and Viking appliances.
Elsewhere is a media room/office, plus an upstairs master retreat displaying a private ocean-view balcony, as well as a spa-inspired bath equipped with handmade Italian and basalt tile floors, a travertine-clad shower and stylish teak vanity boasting a stone vessel sink. Topping it all off outdoors are an open-air shower and a wraparound lanai sporting an inviting hot tub encased in a wood deck.