Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey is the new owner of a newly built getaway on the Big Island of Hawaii. McConaughey paid $7.845 million for the idyllic retreat, likely a replacement for the Malibu house he sold to producer Phil Lord for $15 million last summer.
The six-bedroom, single-level house is located in the Kaupulehu community, and measures about 7,000 sq. ft. The home offers an open-concept shared living area with lanai ceilings and sliding doors—63 feet wide—that open the space on either side to the property grounds. Materials include Calacatta marble, limestone, wide-plank rift-cut European oak, antiqued La Paz stone, and cedar; the cabinetry is teak.
The grounds are condensed into a green and relatively flat plane that offers a superb sense of space. Ocean views are of course present and accounted for, but their position in the distance highlights the breathing room.
There are two pools and two fire features on the property, and private lanais for the six bedrooms suite in the home. Other amenities include a wine cellar, a media room, and a bocce ball court.
The Kaupulehu community is located near the Kukio Golf and Beach Club, the Four Seasons Resort Hualabai, and the Rosewood Resort of Kona Village.
McConaughey is busy voicing character Buster Moon in the upcoming computer-animated musical comedy Sing 2. the film also stars Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Nick Kroll, Halsey, Pharrell Williams, and Bono. The first opus, Sing, was released in 2016 and grossed over $630 million at the box office.