JUST LISTED! Cozy Custom Home with Unique Interior in Ideal Location

27-203 Kaapoko Homestead Rd., Papaikou, HI  96781
27-203 Kaapoko Homestead Rd., Papaikou, HI 96781

This cozy custom home has an ideal location – just north of Hilo on a cul-de-sac. Outside you’ll find sprawling lawns, roses, orchids, fruit-bearing citrus & fig trees, and a feeling of serenity. Inside, you’ll find a unique multi-level interior with gleaming eucalyptus hardwood floors, woodburning fireplace, and a gourmet cook’s kitchen.

The owners thoughtfully considered the environment and the natural elements when they designed the home. The many windows take advantage of the beautiful surroundings, and windows were placed for tradewind ventilation.

27-203 Kaapoko Homestead Road

The master suite features a separate sitting and study area, and a master bath with a whirlpool tub AND a steam shower. True luxury!

Open beamed cathedral ceilings are found throughout the home. Adjacent to the extra-large kitchen is a sunny octagonal breakfast room. There is also a spacious dining room, and a screened-in lanai that overlooks the garden. The bedrooms feature large closets. Four skylights brighten the interior, including a foyer library.

This excellent location is ideal. Kalanianaole School is within walking distance, and you are only minutes from Hilo Medical Center, the University of Hawaii at Hilo, and the Astronomy Centers.

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JUST LISTED! Immaculate Large Custom Home on 3 Acres with Bonus Room/Bath & Bonus Utility/Farm Building

16-1137 Koloa Maoli (Road 9), Kurtistown, HI  96760

16-1137 Koloa Maoli (Road 9), Kurtistown, HI 96760

Immaculate large custom home with cathedral ceilings on quiet Koloa Maoli (Road 9) in Hawaiian Acres. The interior features easy-care laminate flooring, gorgeous African Mahoghany cabinetry in the kitchen, tiled bathrooms and high ceilings throughout.

This spacious custom 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home has extra bonus space too!

A separate farm and utility building has double extra-height Martin garage rolling doors — ideal for a home gym, boat or farm vehicle storage, vehicle repair area, art studio, or a large home office.

Separate farm and utility building
Separate farm and utility building

And … adjacent to the home’s enclosed 2 car garage is a bonus room with a half bath. A sliding glass door provides access to the outside.

Situated on 3 acres that have been ripped and rolled (prepared for planting with a bulldozer which creates drainage). There are a variety of fruit and ornamental trees including Lychee, Tangerine, Dwarf Banana, Avocado, Mango, Navel Orange, Lemon, Lime and Ulu (breadfruit). Eight different varieties of Plumeria flowering trees adorn the driveway. Fragrant Gardenia, Pikake & Tiare plants grow around the house. A border of Podocarpus trees have been planted to provide privacy.

The entrance is fenced and gated, with paved road access on Road Nine from the Kurtistown Highway. Located only one mile from the Highway, with close access to Hilo, Hawaii’s second largest city. Great site for a peaceful, rural lifestyle and to grow your own food.

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JUST LISTED! Tropical Estate on 51 Acres of Producing Farmland with Breathtaking Ocean and Mauna Kea Views

31-200 Old Mamalahoa Hwy, Papaaloa, HI
31-200 Old Mamalahoa Hwy, Papaaloa, HI

On a hill overlooking 51 acres of producing farmland and breathtaking Pacific Ocean views you’ll find a tropical-style residential estate — the ultimate Hamakua home. This over 5000 sq. ft. residence was created to take advantage of unparalleled panoramic Pacific Ocean & Mauna Kea mountain views. Upstairs, massive Douglas fir posts suspend soaring cathedral ceilings, crowned with a custom skylight.

The spacious interior features 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, with many unique custom details. In the gourmet kitchen the counters are granite, and custom tilework is found on the floors and in the bathrooms. Furniture-quality vanities and one-of-a-kind teak built-ins give evidence of quality of craftsmanship that went into building this unique piece of paradise.

Wrap-around lanais provide additional outdoor living areas that are ideal for relaxing and enjoying the million dollar views. If you’ve dreamed of getting away from it all, this home offers privacy, serenity, and freedom to generate your own electricity for your home. There are no telephone or power lines to obstruct your views!   A complete alternative power solar system provides energy for the home.

Cellular telephone reception is excellent. Multiple options for internet access.

In addition to the generously sized home there is a separate farm/utility building.

And … the current owner leases the farmland to sweet potato farmers, making the acreage profitable!

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JUST LISTED! Elegant Kamaaina Home with Ohana Guest House Overlooking Richardson Beach

JUST LISTED – 2296 Kalanianaole Street in Hilo, Hawaii

Elegant Kamaaina home with Ohana guest house overlooking Richardson Beach. Ideal location in sunny Keaukaha, only minutes to downtown Hilo. Walk out your front door and swim, surf and snorkel. The Old Hawaii lifestyle is calling you back home.

From the ocean, stroll down the driveway and approach the gracious lava rock front porch with built-in Koa wood seat. Leaded stain glass windows flank the entry. Slide open the glass doors. Pause a moment and enjoy the sights, sounds adn smells of the blue Pacific Ocean.

This historic home, built in the 1937, is in immaculate shape — from the new roof to the gleaming hardwood floors. Sun pours through skylights over vaulted beam ceilings creating a magical ambiance. Hardwood floors soothe your bare feet. The lava rock fireplace in the great room will warm your heart.

Enjoy views of one of Hilo’s favorite beach areas from the living room, the spacious dining area, and the family room.

The kitchen has new appliances, stacking front-loading washer & dryer, spacious counters, and an island with extra storage. Old World charm and craftsmanship are evident throughout the interior and grounds. Elegant corner bedrooms offer views of the ocean or the manicured yards. Let the sounds of the ocean lull you to sleep.

Attached to the west end of the main home is the “Ohana” guest house. A separate entrance, bathroom and kitchen create an independent wing for your visiting friends and relatives. Koa hardwood cabinets, a full kitchen with ocean views and skylights create a warm nest that will be hard to leave. The windows offer serene ocean and garden views. The upstairs bedroom has tropical woven wall covering and a huge skylight.

This historic gem is now available. A home for connoisseurs who appreciate artisan details and exceptional quality combined with an outstanding location.

Homes like this are rarely available. The lifestyle that comes with it is priceless. Welcome to paradise!

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Just Listed! 564 Spectacular Acres 6 Miles North of Hilo

564 Acres in Paukaa with Huge Streams and Waterfalls
564 Acres in Paukaa with Huge Streams and Waterfalls

Hilo Paradise! 564 spectacular acres with streams and huge waterfalls, just 6 miles north of Hilo. Fantastic Mauna Kea Mountain and Hilo Bay views. Honolii Stream with breathtaking waterfalls borders the north side of the property, and another stream borders the south end of the parcel.

Large parcels like this are rare to find so close to Hilo! Currently, cattle graze the rolling pastureland, and approximately 100 acres are leased to sweet potato farmers.

The large size of this parcel offers a variety of potential uses or just enjoy the privacy for your own residential estate. The diversified agriculture potential is unlimited.

Hundreds of acres of agricultural land right outside Hilo
Hundreds of acres of agricultural land right outside Hilo

Just a few minutes from downtown Hilo. The property has its own airstrip, a remnant of the bygone days of the sugar plantations.

Come see this unique property and enjoy the pleasant East Hawaii lifestyle.

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Just Listed! 1 Acre Overlooking Stream with Waterfalls in Hilo!

1751 Akolea Place, Hilo, Hawaii
1751 Akolea Place, Hilo, Hawaii

Build your dream home overlooking a stream with waterfalls, in Akolea Plantation above Hilo. The stream and swimming hole are only steps away from the building site. The stream runs through the middle of the property!

Enter through an Asian-inspired gate flanked by rare red ceiling wax palm trees into a botanical garden setting complete with a private stream & waterfalls.

This is an established upscale residential area near Hilo Medical Center and the University of Hawaii Astronomy Centers. County water, electric, TV cable and telephone service available to the property. Beautifully landscaped, fenced and ready for you! The garden gazebo, tool sheds, water meter, cesspool and temporary power are already installed.

A large custom house has been designed to compliment the surroundings and take full advantage of the stream and waterfalls. The seller will consider including the plans with the purchase of the property.

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Just Listed! 3BR Unique Custom Home with Studio/Apt

1178 Kumuwaina Place, Hilo, HI 96720

Just Listed!

This unique custom home with separate studio is located at the end of a cul-de-sac in a quiet and safe neighborhood near the Astronomy Centers, UH-Hilo and Hilo Medical Center. Extensive gardens border a large greenbelt creating a sense of privacy and seclusion.

Created with an open design, this home has great airflow ventilation and four skylights. A fireplace with propane starter helps set the mood for cozy evenings. All walls are insulated to reduce noise and temperature variations. Central air is in all bedrooms, office or media room and family rooms. Solar hot water, and propane stove and clothes dryer, round out the home’s utility features.

There is a sound proof Media Room and a complete custom audio video system with multi-room controls. This room would also make an ideal office. A complete alarm system and front door camera provide security and peace of mind.

Outdoors, an expansive flagstone lanai and luxurious landscaping create spaces to sit and enjoy the moment. An outdoor covered living room overlooks a large green space that is maintained but will not be developed. Enjoy the Balinese Gazebo with a Coleman Spa hot-tub and take in the surrounding ocean and mountain views. There is also an outside propane hookup for a grill.

A separate bedroom/apartment/studio with a full bath adjoins the outside gazebo and also overlooks the greenbelt in the back yard. Private and separate, ideal for guests or teenagers.

A custom home with a two car garage and lots of storage helps you keep things in order. Upgraded windows for easy cleaning all while indoors. The single-level design is handicap accessible. A private feeling in a desirably convenient location.

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Hale Kawainui; House of Big Waters

I want to take you somewhere very special on the Hamakua Coast. Come with me to see this very special estate.

Just off of the Onomea Scenic Drive sits a magical estate where beauty and craftsmanship reign, awaiting the future owner of this gem of Hawaii.

Kawainui Estate
Kawainui Estate is a 14.5 acre dream come true for a gentleman farmer, orchid grower and lover of life in paradise. Come with me as I show you some of the amazing features of this custom estate home.

When you enter the gated drive, immediately you see that there is ample parking and a spectacular entrance to the home. As you pass the citrus and Macadamia Nut Orchards, large specimen palms come into view and then you see a custom piece of artwork which is in fact the massive front door to this palatial tropical home.
Hand Sculpted Metal Art EntranceThe doors are a huge wall of copper and bronze screens with hand sculpted metal art which mimics the many wild vines found in the pali next to the property.

As you enter through the metal art doors, there is more art and craftsmanship in every direction. This house was crafted with the concept of beauty from nature reflecting in every room. From the vaulted cathedral ceilings to the slate floors there is beauty and light in every part of the living space, which opens up to the outdoors through telescoping doors and screens.

The massive living room has exquisite exotic hardwood display cabinetry as well as many pieces of art & furnishings by master wood artist, Perry Policicchio. Perry spent several years creating the cabinetry, furniture, and artwork throughout the house. His touch is evident in every part of the estate. His work is featured in exclusive galleries around the islands and his commissioned pieces, such as those featured in this home, are in high demand. Just having his logo on your cabinetry is a sign of excellence in the art of wood working. His pieces continue to escalate in value and are in high demand.

Off the entrance room is one of Perry’s first challenges, an all Koa powder room. Even the sink is made of Koa. It is both a room of warmth and exquisite artistry, the perfect place to let your guests know just how much local art is a priority in your home.

As you enter the home you will find that it opens into an emerald green space outdoors. While the home is on 14.5 acres, it also looks across to an amazingly beautiful rainforest conservation area over the Kawainui River, resplendent in palms and foliage and with a restorative tumble of waterfalls below. The sound of water and birds completes the ambiance of Kawainui Estate’s charms.

Kawainui Estate Infinity Edge Pool

While we are talking about the outdoor spaces around the main house, we must include a beautiful natural stone multi-level infinity pool with waterfalls and pools. From here, there is also a Tiki lounge over looking the river. The lounge is screened-in and has a fantastic view of the waterfalls below. It is a great place for cocktails and parties. Kawainui Estate Waterfalls

Among the outdoor amenities are luxurious grounds and a second more traditional “blue” pool, just steps from the master bedroom with a secluded landscaped lanai.

Back inside the house you will find a master suite that is as large and luxurious as a small home, complete with office, sitting room and library. With walls full of custom cabinetry and a fully draped bed, touches of luxury are evident everywhere.
Kawainui Estate Master SuiteKawainui Estate Master Bath
The master bath is spacious and well appointed with custom Koa cabinetry and a deep soaking Japanese bath, as well as a huge shower area and a massive walk in closet.

In the kitchen and dining area there are custom Koa cabinets which include a Sub Zero, dishwasher and ice maker covered in Koa. Ample countertops blend in well with walls of windows overlooking the Pacific. There is a custom Koa table embellished with a giant pineapple. A dining lanai with an ocean view completes this very special kitchen.

A huge walk in pantry is a big plus, as is the ample laundry room, which opens onto the breezeway leading to the guest quarters.

The Tea House was meticulously created with authentic detail. Kawainui Estate Tea House
It is a one bedroom guest house integrating custom Soji screens and a multitude of cabinets in the full kitchen designed by Perry Policicchio. Perry also built antiqued gates to the Tea House, which makes it seem as though it is ancient. It is a delightful traditional space surrounded by exquisite Koi ponds, bonsai and gardens with unobstructed ocean views of Keaukaha Point.

There is also a free standing spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath guest quarters adjacent to the garage.

The massive grounds include acres of macadamia nut trees, avocados, rambutan, bananas, citrus and papayas. There is a large barn and storage facility next to the state-of-the-art tissue culture lab for orchids and other exotics, as well as a fully functional adjacent green house and lath house space. There are also dog kennels near the green house.

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If you would like to make an appointment to view Kawainui Estate, call Kelly Moran at Hilo Brokers 808.969.9400.