Sold For $1,400,000 on Nov 26, 2019


  • MLS# 613952
  • Coffee Farm Lots
  • 11.82 Acres


The Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden Complex, which comprises three parcels with a total of 11.82 acres, is home to more than 200 species of native and Polynesian-introduced plants, including 17 listed as endangered. Owned by Bishop Museum since 1974, for over 30 years the Garden served the public as an educational and research facility focused on plants that grew in the traditional farms and native forests of Kona prior to the late 18th century and the arrival of Capt. James Cook. The Garden closed to the public in 2016 so the search for a new steward could begin.

Located in Kealakekua, south of Kailua Kona, the Garden is set amongst the most intact remnants of the Kona Field System. The property includes a Visitor Center completed in 2011, an older residence, agricultural structures, and protected cultural sites.

The Visitor Center contains approximately 1,130 square feet of enclosed space and houses offices, exhibit/retail space, ticket purchase counter and men's and women's bathrooms. The total area under roof is 2,137 square feet. The former residence of founder Amy Greenwell is a one story dwelling built in 1955 containing approximately 1,900 square feet. There is an older office building of 1152 sq ft, adjacent carport, 888 sq ft work room and 720 sq ft nursery.

The three parcels have deed restrictions detailing ethnobotanical use. The parcels have several different zonings and state land use designations which also allow for various uses. Buyers are to do their own due diligence as to whether any specific use would be possible under zoning and deed restrictions for this unique and irreplaceable resource.

Please note the property is to be sold AS IS and WHERE IS. Sale is subject to approval by the Board of Bishop Museum.


Sold Date
Nov 26, 2019
Sold Price
$1,400,000
Listed Price
$1,970,000
Days On Market
397
Price Per Square Foot
$3
Assessed Value
$842,500
Annual Property Tax
$200
Tenure
Fee Simple
Tax Key (TMK)
Acres
11.82

Interior

Flooring
Carpet
Resin Tile
Vinyl
Appliances
None
Gross Living Area
3041

Exterior

Zoning
CN-7.5
Parking
Detached
Unassigned
None
Road Description
County
Easement Desc.
Ingress/Egress
Lot Description
Other (remarks)
View
Ocean Horizon
Topography
Gentle Slope
Design
Single Wall

Building Features

Year Built
1955-2011
Current Use
Agriculture
Special Purpose
Other (remarks)

Utilities

Power
Overhead
Water
County
Wastewater
Cesspool
Septic
Telephone
Land Line

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South Kona

The South Kona district encompasses several small towns which have grown up around upland ranches and coffee farms and coastal settlements that were once fishing villages along the shore. Rich in Hawaiian history, each town has its own charming, intimate flavor built on the hard work of generations of farmers and ranchers.

From the cool, moist upper elevation, where Kona coffee was born, down the leeward slopes to the calm bay that welcomed Captain Cook, this area offers the best of many worlds. The ocean is easily accessible here and Kona is famous for its gentle and bounteous seas. 

Real estate opportunities in South Kona are diverse, ranging from custom homes to farmland and ranches, bed and breakfasts and commercial property to beach cottages and condominiums. Because each neighborhood is its own micro-culture, an experienced Clark Realty agent can help you navigate the options to identify the property that is best suited to your needs.


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