In addition to overseeing the master planning for all 800 acres at Hualalai Resort, The Athens Group led the development of the first phase of the resort's residential properties. The first phase product was a mix of oceanfront and ocean view estate lots and resort villa condominium product. The villa product included the Golf Villas, adjacent to the Four Seasons Hualalai Resort, along the 18th fairway of Hualalai Golf Club (Nicklaus Course) and the Hillside Villas located along the 16th fairway of Hualalai Golf Club.
The Golf Villas consisted of 20 units in five detached buildings using a two-story, four-plex configuration. The average unit size was approximately 2,850 square feet. The Hillside Villas included 21 units in seven detached buildings using a two-story, three-plex configuration.
The Hillside Villa upper floor units were oversized penthouse units with large, wraparound lanai affording dramatic indoor/outdoor living and expansive golf and ocean views. All Hualalai Resort residences were packaged with a resort membership that provided buyers with access to all resort amenities and services including Hualalai Golf Club, the Beach Club and the Hualalai Spa. These properties have achieved substantial price premiums to comparable resort residential real estate at the other master-planned resorts along the Kona/Kohala Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii.
At Hualalai, the tradition of 'ohana (family) stretches back to King Kamehameha, who shared his beloved Ka'upulehu home with generations of family and friends. Emulating Hawaiian kauhale, ancient coastal villages, the villas, homes and custom estates of Hualalai are grouped in intimate neighborhoods. Beginning at the ocean and rising to the upper slopes of the resort, each neighborhood has its own views and Hawaiian sense of place.