NOTE: This property is currently in escrow with a contingent offer. However, the Seller is continuing to market the property and may accept back-up offers during the contingency period. Please contact us for more information.
Not a cookie cutter box, this custom designed home is one of a kind! It was designed by renowned AIA Architect, Virgina McDonald, whose designs feature a system to minimize dust and mildew as well as to optimize natural light with sky lights and well placed windows. This home is light and bright even on a rainy day with 5 skylights and high gable windows. Large windows over the sink open the kitchen to the covered front deck and views to the Ohia trees in the front yard. Windows at the rear of the home allow you to catch glimpses of the mountains and sunset over Mauna Loa.
Custom features include solid hardwood Maple floors in the main living area, a Japanese furo soaking tub and sauna in Master Bath and a window seat on the stair landing where you can enjoy the view and sunsets.
The smart floor plan features the Master Suite on the main level with two guest bedrooms and the spare bath upstairs. This special home is unique with the custom design, well built shiplap redwood siding, several mature Ohia trees on the lot and a desirable location which backs to a 12 acre common area/green belt and the 27000 acre ranch behind the subdivision. Combine this with the best weather in Volcano and proximity to the Volcano Winery, what more can you ask?
When the first Hawaiians migrated north, South Point at the foot of Mauna Loa is likely the first land they saw from their double-hulled voyaging canoes. The Ka'u coastline is truly a majestic sight.
The Ka'u district, which is the southernmost area of the Big Island and the southernmost tip of the U.S, is still a real estate frontier. This is largest district in the State, but the least populated. At its northern boundary lies Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, undeniably volcano goddess Pele’s domain. Dominating the landscape along the coast are black sand beaches and mile after mile of stark lava landscape where forests of ohi'a and a variety of small farms and orchards are flourishing.
Home to several large rural subdivisions created by real estate developers in the mid-1900s as well as historic and culturally significant small villages, Ka'u embraces a very diverse population, many of whom are committed to "keeping country country." Recent proposed resort developments have met with strong community resistance, giving rise to active community groups dedicated to preserving the legacy of ancestral places and the old Hawaiian ways.
Located deep in the hills of Ka'u is Wood Valley, where in 1980 His Holiness the Dalai Lama consecrated and dedicated the Nechung Dorje Drayang Ling Immutable Island of Melodious Sound as a Buddhist temple and retreat. Farther south, along the highway, are the small villages of Pahala and Naalehu. Farther still are the subdivisions of Hawaiian Ocean View Estates, Hawaiian Ocean View Ranchos, Green Sand, Mark Twain and Discovery Harbor.
There are unique real estate opportunities in Ka'u for those who prefer life outside the mainstream. A variety of custom homes, off-grid homes, farms, ranch properties and ocean view lots are available in the Clark Realty Big Island listings.