‘Bachelor’ creator Mike Fleiss sells his Hawaiian retreat for $11.4 million

Mike Fleiss extended his rose…and the buyer accepted. The creator and producer of reality TV series “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” has sold his bluff-front retreat on the North Shore of Kauai, Hawaii, for $11.4 million.

A typical “Bachelor” season runs 12 weeks, but the match between seller and home buyer was made in about half that time. The sprawling compound, custom built for Fleiss this year, came to market in March for $12.85 million and was under contract in about five weeks, records show.

The swift sale is representative of a North Shore market that has “ramped up tremendously” in recent months, particularly in the high-end sector, according to listing agent Neal Norman of Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers. “Properties like this, [which] are beautifully designed and are considered triple-A estates, are snapped up quickly.”

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Norman also represented the buyer in the sale.

Set behind gates on 7.3 scenic acres, the estate centers on a Balinese-inspired main house designed by Gary Tobey & Design Concepts and built by Paradise Pacific Homes. A matching 500-square-foot guest house and a separate garage also lie within the grounds.

Common areas featuring bamboo-lined ceilings and hardwood floors include open living and dining rooms, a contemporary kitchen, six bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. Modern furnishings custom made for the home were included in the sale.

Walls of glass doors open to a series of hardwood decks crossing over a 100-foot saltwater swimming pool and connecting the structures and outdoor spaces. A private footpath leads to the beach below.

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Views stretch from the ocean up to the historic Kilauea Lighthouse.

The 52-year-old Fleiss is known for creating the popular dating game show series “The Bachelor,” which just wrapped up its 20th season. Among his other credits are the series “High School Reunion,” and the films “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (2003) and “Hostel” (2005).


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