The huge, roughly 2,700-acre Dillingham Ranch in Mokuleia on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, is up for sale again for $65 million. Offering views of Kaena Point and the world- famous surfing beaches of the North Shore, this stunning property includes approximately 19 acres of oceanfront land with famous polo grounds, a premier equestrian center, and the largest coconut tree grove in Hawaii.
Built in 1917, Dilingham ranch’s main lodge, known as the “Big House,” has been recently returned to its original period condition through a multimillion-dollar restoration. Now, it boasts a 3,000-square-foot great room with hardwood floors and a fireplace, a 700-square-foot professional grade kitchen and 8 bedrooms.
If occurs sale, this historic property will get its third owner in the past decade. Benjamin Franklin Dillingham, Hawaii’s first railroad tycoon, founded the ranch, and his son, also Mokuleia’s local business tycoon Walter F. Dillingham established it as his home close to 100 years ago. And now, the current owner, Kennedy Wilson Inc. has put it up for sale by Christie’s International Real Estate.
“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire such an iconic landholding,” said Island Land Company’s Ed Rapoza, who represents the listing along with Zachary Wright, Senior Vice President of Christie’s International Real Estate. “The ranch was in the Dillingham family for decades and only recently changed hands.”
The massive property extends to the ridge line adjacent to the Mokuleia Forest Reserve and the Waianae Mountains, and is situated near the famous surf town of Haleiwa and Dilingham Airfield (a private airport named for Walter Dillingham’s son, Henry Gaylord Dillingham, an aviator killed during World War Two).