12-176 Kipuka St
Pohakunani (which translates to “The Beautiful Rocks” in Hawaiian) is the first original work built by renowned AIA award-winning architect Craig Steely in collaboration with interior designer Robert Trickey, the current owner of this incredible East Hawaii home. The combination of ultra-sophisticated design and elegant modern architecture in a lush island setting landed Pohakunani on the front page of The New York Times in 2005.
Situated on an expansive lava field with ocean views, the property consists of two structures joined by a covered walkway for a total of over 6,000 sq. ft. under roof.
The main structure is 2,800 sq. ft. and encompasses two separate living areas with a shared kitchen and lanai area. The gourmet kitchen boasts handsome red oak cabinetry, high-end stainless steel appliances, oversized adjustable shelving and three sinks. Floor-to-ceiling windows and doors throughout inspire an indoor/outdoor island lifestyle with views over the rugged yet gorgeous surrounding landscape.
For the ultimate relaxation experience, a sparkling 30,000-gallon in-ground swimming pool awaits you just beyond the terraced lava rock lanai.
The 820 sq. ft. guest quarters, also with floor-to-ceiling windows to capture the natural light and beauty of its surroundings, features a studio area with a private bathroom, patio and a 2-car garage with workshop space.
Both the main home and guest quarters have an established history as successful vacation rentals. The separate structures allow for versatility with continuing this use for either part or all of the residence. Potential guests are lured not only by the beauty of the modern architecture but also the close proximity to Kalapana, Kehena Beach and Uncle Robert’s farmers market.
Whether it be the seamless mix of modern design within a wonderland of “Old Hawaii” or the unbelievable setting paired with cerulean skies, a treat for the senses awaits you at Pohakunani.
**Note: The adjacent lot, parcel 86, can be sold with the property for an additional $150,000.