Black Point is one of Hawaii’s most exclusive enclaves. With a prestigious Kahala address and dramatic oceanfront setting below iconic Diamond Head, it has always attracted prominent families and celebrities. Historic bungalows blend seamlessly with contemporary estates, creating a richly layered neighborhood abundant in Island charm and opulence.
Created by an ancient volcanic eruption, Black Point gently slopes to black lava-rock cliffs and magnificent crashing waves. In fact, Hawaiians used to call the petite point Kupikipikio, or “rough sea.” Secluded golden-sand beaches trace the coastline on both sides.
The neighborhood’s oldest homes date to the 1920s and 1930s and include a property on the National Register of Historic Places as well as a modernist masterpiece by Vladimir Ossipoff. In 1936 American heiress Doris Duke built her 5-acre estate, Shangri La, on its eastern oceanfront. The landmark residence is now a museum of art. Notable Black Point homeowners have also included Tom Selleck, Martin Denny and Duke Kahanamoku.
Today Black Point has 84 homes, a third secured behind a community gate. Beyond the gate, residents have access to an oceanfront shearwater seabird sanctuary and a private, ocean-fed infinity pool.
Key attractions around Black Point include:
+ Waialae Country Club, Hawaii’s most prominent club and home of the Sony Open
+ Kahala Hotel & Resort, a landmark hotel hosting celebrities and political leaders
+ Diamond Head and Kahala beaches, with snorkeling, surfing and windsurfing
+ Kahala Mall, one of Oahu’s premier shopping and social destinations
+ Kahala Elementary School, a top-ranked Oahu public elementary school
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(all data current as of 5/21/2013)
$3,595,000 : Black Point Rd, Honolulu4 beds, 6 full baths
$3,000,000 : 132 Royal Cir, Honolulu3 beds, 3 full baths
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