The main house, built in 1941, has many unique features reminiscent of a past time in Hawaiian architecture. Original cabinets in the kitchen with unblemished linoleum counter tops, built in curly koa corner cabinet in the formal dining room, single wall construction with a belly band style, Douglas fir floors, built in poonee bed in the living room for relaxing and extra guest space -a period house with classic details.
The la nai is a wonderful place to relax at the end of the day, overlooking the beautifully landscaped yard, birds in the pond and an ocean sunset view. The enclosed terraced orchid garden on the lanai adds more beauty to the delightful setting.
The main house lends easily to entertaining with gardens leading to the lanai and entering the spacious living and dining rooms. A second prep kitchen, exits to the grilling area. There i s ample lawn space for tables and tents for indoor/outdoor Hawaiian style events.
The second building on the property is a cottage with 2 bedrooms, an enclosed porch eating area, huge walk in closet, separate bath and toilet room, ocean views. A charming space and same period as the main house.
The property is a 1-acre, botanical garden setting, with lush landscaping and fruit galore, including: lemons, limes, lychee, papaya, banana, fig, cacao, coffee, mango, avocado, star fruit, pomegranate, tangerine, tangelo, bread fruit, jack fruit, pomelo, cherimoya, Brazilian cherry, pineapple and lilikoi. There is a thriving vegetable garden and numerous flower varieties with many unusual and exotic specimens.
The gardens have been lovingly maintained using organic and biodynamic methods exclusively for 10 yrs. The soil has b een enriched with compost from the land and compost piles on the property hold a wealth of fertility.
Meticulously cared for, this home will take you back to Hawaiian plantation days. It's tvintage Hawaiiana single wall construction and one of the remaining historic homes of its kind on the Big Island.