If you like extra headroom in your home, this three-acre Hawaiian estate is perfect for you. The home was commissioned by NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1986 (it was expanded in 2009). It features extra high ceilings and doorways to accommodate the 7’2″ NBA Hall of Famer. Located on the island of Kilauea, it is currently on the market for $5.9 million.
The gated retreat is a tropical paradise. It is part of an exclusive neighborhood near the Kilauea Lighthouse and National Wildlife Refuge. There is a main house, carriage house and pool pavilion on 3.4 richly landscaped acres. You can relax by the custom pool, enjoy the tennis court, wander the large orchard (which includes breadfruit, avocado, star fruit, apple, mango and citrus trees) or just enjoy the ocean views. You can even visit the mini waterfall or take a private trail to the popular Secret Beach, which was named one of the sexiest beaches in the world by Forbes Traveler magazine.
The estate sports four bedrooms and six bathrooms along with almost 6,000 square feet of living space. Inside you’ll find amenities such as lavarock fireplaces, hardwood floors and fine wood accents including koa, ipe, sapele and cumaru.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is one of the greatest NBA players. In his 20 year career, he won six MVP awards, was named to 19 all-star teams and won six NBA championships.
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Alex has written for Vanity Fair, Barrons, Bloomberg and Condé Nast Traveler.