Vacation With the Stars on This Fabulous Fiji Estate, Now on the Auction Block

For an expected $20 million, you too could recreate on this incredible waterfront luxury estate with celebs from Celine Dion to Bill Gates.

Photo courtesy of Concierge Auctions The Lawedua estate on Wakaya Island blends the boundaries between outdoor and indoor living. Linda Garland, renowned designer and bamboo expert, designed the home’s grand interior.

Chase away those winter blues with fantasies of bidding on Fiji’s famous Lawedua estate, one of only five private properties on Wakaya Island, a popular honeymoon getaway for celebs like Jim Carrey, Celine Dion, Michelle Pfeiffer -- even Bill Gates!

Of course a property that attracts such luminaries would have it all, including an extremely private white sand beach and an unobstructed view of the gorgeous Koro Sea. Sitting atop a volcanic peninsula overlooking Marau Bay, Lawedua was built into the rocks, purposely designed to look as if it was born from the land, in a style known as “tropical modernism.”

“When this home was built, not one tree or rock was moved to accommodate the estate. They built the home around the trees and into the volcanic rock. Endangered birds, only found in this area surround the home, and you really are in this surreal, stunning environment. There are moments I can just gaze out at the views and time stands still – you feel like you are on top of the world,” said seller Mindy Stearns. “This home has been a part of our family for years. It is where we fell in love, had our honeymoon, and baptized our children. It is a piece of heaven on Earth.”

Photo courtesy of Concierge Auctions Sitting atop a volcanic peninsula overlooking Marau Bay, Lawedua was built into the rocks, purposely designed to look as if it was born from the land. It was designed by the late Geoffrey Bawa, a renowned Sri Lankan architect widely credited with creating the design concept of “tropical modernism.” 

The resort-like property is configured as a compound. For this particular auction, it’s divided into two offerings: Residence One has a guesthouse and is currently listed for $12.99 million. Residence Two also has a guesthouse and is currently listed at $6.99 million. The properties will sell to the highest bidders — either separately or together — during a live auction in cooperation with Philip Toogood of Baley's, an exclusive affiliate of Christie's International Real Estate.

The homes were designed to blend the boundaries between outdoor and indoor living. The A-frame main house features a spacious kitchen with a large great room that extends out to a covered west-facing veranda. A dining pavilion and separate bathroom are adjacent.

And as if there weren’t enough amenities on the property itself, it’s just steps away lies the ultra-luxurious and private Wakaya Club and Spa, which offers five-star cuisine and world-class golf and tennis facilities.

To give you a better idea of where this amazing fantasy land is located, know that Wakaya is a tiny dot of an island in the midst of the South Pacific, and lies in the heart of Fiji, a nation made up of 333 islands located 1,500 miles from the coast of Australia. Only 100 of these islands are inhabited. Wakaya — one of the world’s top 10 best spots for scuba diving — is approximately five miles long by one and a half miles wide, and set in the Koro Sea due east of Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu. Because of its remote location away from industrial pollution, Wakaya has one of the purest ecosystems in the world and is known for its celebrity appeal — there is literally an ocean between the owners of Lawedua and the general public or paparazzi, with the only access via secured dock, airstrip or helipad.

How about it? Are you ready to bid? See Concierge Auctions for details.

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