Sold For $490,000 on Mar 29, 2019

  • MLS# 623353
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Full Bath
  • 1 Partial Bath
  • 2,196 SQFT

Inspired by the area, the beauty of its grounds and Henderson's hospitality, the legendary Helen Desha Beamer and Mrs. E. A. Nawahi named the estate "Moani ke 'Ala" or "Fragrant Breeze" in a song they composed. Its gracious owner served as inspiration for "Kimo Henderson Hula". This home evokes thoughts and memories of a unique spirit of aloha and hospitality. There are grounds of lush greenery, a wide variety of tropical flowers and so many other traces of Hawaii's bygone era.

You approach the home thru a stately entry, up the stairway, through sliding doors. You will be amazed by the spacious living and dining area with a beautiful fireplace and koa mantle. The three primary bedrooms are off the main hallway and have high ceilings and generous closets. The master bedroom has a cedar walk-in closet. The main bathroom is tiled and has a separate shower and soaking tub. The 4th bedroom (original maid/butler's room) has its own bathroom. You can use it as a home office, computer room or an additional bedroom. A utility room adjacent to the laundry room is additional space for you to create something special.

The outside is graced with lovely old mature trees like lychee and avocado. Under the spreading branches is an outside, covered, redwood deck. Under the home is a storage area and potential workshop. If you like privacy and charming older homes, then preview this fabulous home.

New roof in 2016. New carpet in bedrooms. Owner removed carpet from living/dining areas in 2018 and refinished the hardwood floors. Beautiful!!!

Located in the E B DeSilva Elementary School district.

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South Hilo

Hilo town, the hub of the South and North Hilo districts, was once a thriving port for the sugar cane industry. Today it is the Hawaii County Seat and home of the island's major state and federal offices, a modern international airport, Hilo Medical Center, the University of Hawaii-Hilo, and state-of-the-art Imiloa Astronomy Center.

Although Hilo is not an incorporated city, it is the second-largest population center in the state with over 40,000 residents according to the 2000 census. Hilo also has an array of commerce and entertainment offerings--boutiques and galleries, big box stores, restaurants, museums, and several hotels.

The historic Bayfront area, though impacted by major tsunamis in 1946 and 1960, is still a center of economic and cultural activity, including a weekly farmers market, Palace Theatre events and the annual Black & White Night, Merrie Monarch, and Ho'olaule'a festivals.

Embracing the town's reputation as "the rainiest city in America", Hilo residents have a certain pride about East Hawaii's weather and enjoy a different flavor of Hawaii life than their neighbors on the dry west side. The Big Island’s famed greenery, tropical fruits and flowers, trees, ferns, forests, and farms all require reliable rainfall to thrive. Water is so important to life in Hawaii that waiwai (the word for "water", doubled) translates as "assets, valuable, wealth, rich, worth and benefit."

As is true for much of the Big Island, Hilo real estate is a mixed market, with upscale custom homes and fixer-upper "opportunity" properties, condos, vacation residences, private estates and oceanfront property. A knowledgeable Clark Realty agent can guide you to the best Hilo property for your needs.

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