Rich in beauty and history this gently sloping ranch stretches across 25 acres of deep, fertile soil above Hokulia Resort. The land, first gifted to the mother of Queen Lili'uokolani, was originally planted in sugar cane from 1870-1875 to supply the mill in the small town of Wai'aha, above the town of Kailua. The sugar mill, operated by the Kona Sugar Co., constructed an 11 mile elevated railroad beginning at the mill and ending at the south end of this very property. When operations ceased in 1926, the ranch came under the ownership of the Greenwell family and remained there until purchased from a trust in 2009. Today, the land is home to a sea of whispering cattle grass, old growth monkey pod, kukui and mango trees. Nestled at the top of the land there is a beautiful custom built ranch house commanding breathtaking views of the land and ocean below. Built in 2015, and lightly used, the home feels brand new. It's thoughtfully designed to be comfortable yet not wasteful. The home is fully self sustainable with a state of the art solar array and battery bank, as well as 20,000 gal catchment tank with a uv filtration system. The crowing jewel of the home must be the 1200 sqft of covered, wrap-around, lanai perfect for entertaining. Inside, the home is defined by its exquisite local hardwood floors, wainscoting, natural light through a variety of well placed windows. The bright kitchen is of course decked out as well, boasting quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances with a deep, ceramic farm sink. On the Mauka side of the home both bedrooms enjoy en suite, outdoor bathrooms comparable to a Kukio spa. Attached find a more complete list of property features. Standing on the lanai looking west, feeling the breeze in your face, your eyes are flooded with vibrant colors around you. And it's in that moment, looking across a landscape dotted with relics of Hawaii's ancient past you realize that this property is truly exceptional.
Listing courtesy of LUVA LLC.
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