TV giant Steven Bochco produces a high-water sale on the Big Island of Hawaii

Famed television writer and producer Steven Bochco has sold his custom estate in Kamuela, Hawaii, for $10.5 million.

Television writer and producer Steven Bochco has sold his custom estate in Kamuela, Hawaii, for $11.5 million. That’s the largest sale to date this year on the Big Island of Hawaii, property records show.

Named Hale Kiekiena, which means “high place” in Hawaiian, the coastal state takes in commanding ocean views from its 1.62-acre site in the Bluffs, a gated community within Mauna Kea Resort. The exotic single-story was designed by Kona-based architect Hamlet Charles Bennett and built for Bochco in 2003.

Making the most of Hawaii’s mild climate, the 6,301 square feet of living space features pocketing doors in every room. A massive koi pond, pagoda-style gazebos and a 2,000-square-foot lanai entice occupants outdoors. Rolling lawns surround a lagoon-style infinity-edge swimming pool.


Among living spaces is a great room with vaulted ceilings, a formal dining room, a media room and a gym. The master suite has a large soaking tub and a shower with a sliding glass door that opens to the grounds. In all, there are six bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms.

An on-site solar farm provides power for the entire estate.

Eileen Lacerte of Hawaii Beach and Golf Properties was the listing agent. Lacerte also represented the buyer.

Bochco, 73, worked on the series “Hill Street Blues” (1981-87), “L.A. Law” (1986-94), and “NYPD Blue” (1993-2005), all of which won Emmys. He is creator-writer-executive producer of the current crime drama “Murder in the First.”

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