Tech investor David Roux sells estate in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii for $ 37 million

A house in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii that was owned by tech investor and philanthropist David Roux sold for $ 37 million this week, making it the state’s most expensive residential sale this year, according to public records.

Sitting on 1.37 acres, the home was designed in 2015 by Hawaiian architect Mark de Reus, with interior design by Philpotts Interiors and landscape architecture by David Tamura. It has 8,724 square feet of living space with six bedrooms, six full baths and two half baths, as listed by Kukio Properties.

The property was first listed for $ 45 million in April and signed a contract in May. But the conditional sale was not closed and the property returned to the market for the same price in September, according to listing records.

It contracted again in early November and closed on Dec. 9 for $ 37 million, according to list records.

The seller, according to property records, is a trust of David Roux and his wife, Barbara. Mr. Roux, 63, is the co-founder of Silver Lake Partners, one of the world’s largest technology investors, whose holdings include Airbnb, Alibaba Group and Dell Technologies.

The couple have supported various education, conservation, biomedical research and public health programs through their non-profit organization, the Roux Family Foundation. They funded the construction of the Roux Center for the Environment at Bowdoin College, which opened in 2018, and recently worked with Northeastern University to create the Roux Institute in Portland, Maine, with a grant of $ 100 million. dollars.

The couple, who bought the land for $ 20 million in 2007, could not be reached immediately for comment. Listing agent Jim Schneider of Kukio Properties did not respond to a request for comment in time for the post.

The transaction has not yet appeared on the property’s records, so the final sale price and the buyer could not be determined.

The home offers views of the natural coastal anchialine ponds, Uluweuweu Bay and Kikaua Point from all main living areas. It features hand-selected materials including a soft gray standing seam zinc roof, coral stone exterior walls, hardwood doors and window frames, according to the listing.

The property also has two separate garages for two cars. New owners have the opportunity to apply for membership at Kukio Golf & Beach Club, a private beachfront club with world-class amenities, including an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Tom Fazio and a short 10-hole course, two pavilions with private dining and sports complex, according to the list.

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