A majestic drive through mature 'Ohi'a forest and rolling pastures will guide you to this 29 acre private Paniolo retreat. Nestled on the slopes of Mauna Kea overlooking the Pacific Ocean the stately ranch managers estate, built in the 1900’s, has been lovingly restored and maintained to the perfect blend of historic charm and modern luxury. The main home consists of three luxurious bedrooms each with a private bathroom and separate entrance. At the center of the home you will find the original stone fireplace, a large kitchen with granite countertops and high end appliances such as a Wolf gas-range and Sub-Zero refrigerator. Gleaming Douglas Fir hardwood floors ground the home while the sleek finishes and vast ocean views contrast the ranch design perfectly. Upgrades continue throughout the property including a complete overhaul of the plumbing and electrical, a new high quality net-metered photo-voltaic setup and a robust catchment with state of the art filtration system. Additional structures include a remodeled original one bedroom one bathroom Paniolo Cottage and an oversized three car garage with a large studio apartment above. Surrounding the estate, you will find paddocks for livestock, greenhouses and a round pen for horses. The property is graced with Ohi'a, Koa and Eucalyptus trees and a wide variety of colorful flowers and herbs. This sprawling historic estate is a priceless piece of Big Island ranching history. Kukaiau Ranch, founded in 1883 is one of the oldest working ranches on Hawaii Island. This home was previously a prosperous bed and breakfast, The Hamakua Ranch House. Layout provides various options including multi-generational living or detached rental space. Live sustainably in style in this gracious estate on the lush Hamakua Coast. Centrally located between conveniences- 20 minute drive to Papa'aloa or Honoka'a & 45 minute drive to the larger towns of Hilo and Waimea, respectively.
Listing courtesy of Venture Sotheby's International Realty.
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