Buyers of newly built, luxury residences generally expect fairly high standards: lush landscaping, top-line appliances, granite counter tops, swimming pools, unobstructed views and the like. On Hawaii's island of Maui, buyers of million-dollar properties appear willing to pay a premium for a two-car garage. Or an elevator – inside their home. Like everything in American culture, houses and condominiums have blown up to Hummer-sized proportions. And Hawaii's upcoming luxury real estate projects are no exception. Two luxury-end projects in the resort community of Wailea put on the market this past year and nearly sold out showcase the features that their targeted buyers sought. Both have yet to be built, so they have largely sold on the basis of their design plans and locations....
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