The Raptor Residence is a palatial 18,500 sq. ft. luxury Hawaiian tropical estate owned by Michael Dell, the billionaire founder, Chairman and CEO of Dell Inc. The luxurious 7 bedroom, 9.5 bathroom home is situated on a 189,704 sq. ft. oceanfront property in the private luxury residential gated community of Kukio on the Kona Coast of the Big Island in Hawaii.
Officially designated as lot 1A, Dell combined three 1+ acre parcels of land (thus eliminating lot 2 and 3) to create the 4.3-acre grounds for his spectacular beachfront estate within the private oceanfront 1,100 acre Kukio resort. Completed in 2004, the 23-room single level mansion is modeled in a modern contemporary but distinctive open concept Hawaiian architectural style with separate yet connected pavilion structures. Designed to blend with the island’s natural physical features to create a truly unique casual luxury living environment, the residence is a tropical oasis of mesmerizing indoor/outdoor spaces that emphasize tranquility and liberating relaxation in an invigorating direct oceanfront tropical resort setting.
Ranked as #46 on Forbes list of the World’s Billionaires, Michael Dell has a net worth estimated at $17.7 billion as of April 2014. Michael Dell’s primary residence is located in Austin, Texas. The magnificent Raptor Residence is his Hawaiian vacation home. In 2013, the Raptor Residence, located at 72-2777 Uluweuweu Akau Pl, Kailua Kona, Hawaii, was assessed at $58,422,600 with yearly property taxes coming in at $535,386. The market value of the property in April 2014 was estimated to be $73.3 million, easily making it the most expensive private residential home in Hawaii.