Getting the chance to own an oceanfront ranch in Hawaii is rare. Snatching one up with Hollywood status is a dream. But, that’s precisely what’s on the market right now on the North Shore of O’ahu. Dillingham Ranch, made famous in the hit TV show Lost, just hit the market for $45 million.
The stunning property, held jointly by Hawai'i Life and Cushman & Wakefield, is famous for its oceanfront polo field and ranch, making it a hot spot for filming. It’s made up of several parcels, including an 18.8-acre oceanfront piece of land and a 2,721-acre working ranch. Incredibly, it stretches from the ocean at Kai’ahulu Beach to the ridgeline of the Waianae Mountain range. Plus, it borders the Mokulēʻia Forest Reserve, adding even more privacy and beauty. In fact, the plot is the largest contiguous land offering for sale on the island of O‘ahu and one of the largest contiguous agricultural land offerings in all of Hawaii.
This setting is so unique that it caught the eye of several Hollywood directors. That’s why you might recognize it in hit TV shows like Hawaii Five-O and the romantic comedy 50 First Dates. It was also featured in several episodes of Lost and welcomed famous guests like Prince Charles and George S. Patton.
In addition to the sprawling land, the lucky new owner will also get the 3,000-square-foot home known as Dillingham Lodge and the Big House. Eight bedrooms are spread out between two wings, and there’s plenty of places to relax and entertain thanks to the great room and chef’s kitchen.
You also get a piece of history when purchasing the property. The ranch was founded in 1897 by sea captain Benjamin Franklin Dillingham, who became Hawaii’s first railroad tycoon. He was responsible for establishing the railroad that made the land accessible for plantation agriculture. Dillingham’s sons went on to become prominent developers on the island, and now someone else will get to be part of this home’s lineage.
“Despite the transformation of ‘country’ O’ahu over the past decades, Dillingham Ranch presents the rare opportunity for a buyer to steward a secluded, intact ahapua’a of rich agricultural lands that give the area its traditional name Mokulēʻia,” said Matt Beall, principal broker with Hawai’i Life, to Departures in a statement.