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Clothing entrepreneur George Zimmer lists his estate on the Big Island of Hawaii

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The 7.45-acre property has 1,000 feet of ocean frontage along the Kohala Coast.

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George Zimmer, former chief executive of Men’s Wearhouse, has listed his oceanfront estate on the Big Island of Hawaii for sale at $35 million. The entrepreneur is selling because he recently bought singer Neil Young’s nearby compound.

The 7.45-acre Kohala Coast property Zimmer is selling has more than 1,000 feet of ocean frontage. The estate centers on a 10,000-square-foot main house with seven bedrooms, seven full bathrooms and two powder rooms. The doors, windows and trim are all teak.

Designed by Big Island architect Lucky Bennett, the mansion features a media room, a billiard room with a wet bar and an exercise room that open to an oceanfront swimming pool and spa. Expansive lanais extend the living space outdoors.


Mature palms, heliotrope trees and natural and man-made ponds grace the property.

The gated compound is made up of 10 parcels of land with underground utilities. Robert Chancer and Steve Hurwitz of Mauna Kea Realty are the listing agents.

Zimmer, 67, started clothing retailer Men’s Wearhouse in 1973. He is chief executive and chairman of Generation Tux and zTailors.

He spent $20 million on Young’s three-acre compound, which includes a Hawaiian-style main house, two guest cottages, two greenhouses and a swimming pool with a poolhouse.


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