William H. Strong is the former Co-CEO of Morgan Stanley's Asia-Pacific region. He and his wife, Sandi, built a 9,245 square foot compound. He retired in 2014, and lately, he and his wife have been renting the stunning property for $10,000 per night. The estate is named Hale 'Ae Kai and is now on the market for $70 million, making it one of the most expensive properties for sale in the entire state of Hawaii.
The estate is made up of several Balinese style pavilions built on 15 acres of oceanfront real estate. The compound is gated and has four bedrooms and six and a half bathrooms. With the pull out couch in the media room of the main pavilion, the house can sleep 10.
The home is considered to be the most luxurious property on Kauai. The property feature stunning tropical landscaping, an organic garden, and art and artifacts from across Southeast Asia.
The central pavilion is the main part of the home. You cross a 3,500 square foot pond to access it. Inside the central pavilion is a gourmet kitchen, dining room, living room, office, and a bedroom with an en suite bathroom. The ground floor also has another full bathroom, state-of-the-art gym, Pilates reformer, and ping pong table. The lower level features a bar, media room with sofa bed, and access to the swimming pool. Every single room has views of the ocean and Kilauea Lighthouse.
The master bedroom is 1,100 square feet with a living area, dressing room, Subzero refrigerator and freezer, and wet bar. The master bedroom pavilion has views of the garden pond. There are two more pavilions with one bedroom in each named Woodstone and Blackstone. These pavilions also have a view of the garden pond. The showers are able to be transformed from an indoor to outdoor with a simple touch of a button.
The property also features an infinity pool and Jacuzzi overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The estate also has a farm that grows coconut, palm, and citrus trees and is run by an on-site manager.
After his retirement from Morgan Stanley in 2014, Strong joined Longford Capital as its Chairman. The firm is a start up in the field of litigation finance, in which investment firms stake millions on the outcome of lawsuits. Strong relocated to Chicago from his home base in Hong Kong for this position.