The Andy Griffith Show Actor Jim Nabors’s Former Honolulu Home Is on the Market for $14.888 Million
Late actor Jim Nabors, best known as Gomer Pyle from The Andy Griffith Show, lived in a slice of paradise in the later years of his life, and now someone else will be able to do the same. The former Honolulu home of the beloved actor, who passed away just last November, is currently on the market for a cool $14.888 million. The 5,877-square-foot home sits on a 0.58-acre parcel just southeast of hiker’s heaven Diamond Head and just two doors down from American heiress Doris Duke’s stunning Shangri La estate. Overlooking Cromwell’s Beach, the home contains five bedrooms and six bathrooms, and has the kind of old-school charm that one might expect from a home built in 1950. (Nabors left Hollywood in the 1970s, where he had owned a majestic Mediterranean Bel Air mansion.)
The home is reached via a long stone pathway flanked on either side by koi fish–filled waters. Inside, an open layout takes advantage of the scenic surroundings with an indoor-outdoor ambiance. The foyer spills onto a living room with an entire wall lined with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that open out onto a wide, covered ocean-view lanai. The space has beige stone tile floors and a large crystal chandelier recessed into the ceiling. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the dining room offer gorgeous ocean views as well.
The master suite of the home is a tad quieter: The glamour of the shared living spaces gives way to a more subdued parquet floor and a deep blue checkered accent wall. The master bedroom itself is roomy enough to accommodate an office as well as a private lounge surrounded by floor-to-ceiling glass sliders, ideal for a calm drink while watching the sun set. The master bathroom is also a sight to behold, with parquet floors throughout and brass and marble accents punctuating the space. At present, framed photos of Nabors and his famous friends line the walls, an homage to the glory days of Hollywood. A studio-style guest residence tucked under the main house has its own full kitchen and bathroom, with easy access to a flagstone-paved loggia next to a stylish swimming pool just a few feet away from the ocean. The backyard also boasts an open-air cabana with a poolside wet bar, perfect for entertaining guests.
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