Sold For $340,500 on Apr 1, 2020


  • MLS# 633719
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Full Bath
  • 1,150 SQFT


Truly one of a kind, this rustic Japanese farm house was custom built from solid old growth redwood for all structural members plus cedar tongue and groove planks for ceilings and walls. Built in pods around a central courtyard and pond, the kitchen is separated from the living and sleeping areas and all areas are interconnected by covered walkways or decks. Shoji doors open to nature or close for privacy and protection from the weather. Each living section or "pod" is private from the other and each enjoys views to the surrounding gardens as well as a screened venting cupola in the roof to aid airflow. True indoor/outdoor living!
With so much of the living area open to nature, one huge benefit is the detached carport with a large workshop, music/art studio or "man cave". The owner, a skilled musician, makes use of this space as his music studio for practice as well as a secure dry room to store his sound equipment and instruments.
The home sits back privately on the lot, not visible from the road. As you drive onto the property you will pass a carport type of structure. This is another work space for carpentry projects. The house is surrounded by mature fruit trees and ornamentals in a park-like setting as well as a small orchard of Cacao and Coffee. A map illustrating type and location of plants in the garden is attached at the tool bar.
Owner has recently completed some lovely kitchen upgrades to include the construction of a Walnut butcher block with storage drawers on wheels. This useful and beautiful piece will stay with the home. The Poplar cabinetry is in excellent condition and is highlighted by new porcelain tile counter tops, a large stainless sink and stainless appliances.
This has been the seller's favorite home ever lived in but it's time to scale down and let someone else enjoy such a unique living experience. Truly one of a kind!




Sold Date
Apr 1, 2020
Sold Price
$340,500
Listed Price
$348,000
Days On Market
52
Price Per Square Foot
$296
Assessed Value
$206,600
Annual Property Tax
$495
Tenure
Fee Simple
Tax Key (TMK)
Acres
1.00
Subdivision
Hawaiian Paradise Park
Ohana/ADU
No

Interior

Flooring
Ceramic Tile
Appliances
Disposal
Refrigerator
Range/Oven
Range Hood
Washer/Dryer
Dryer
Washer
Gross Living Area
1150
Unit Description
Single Family Home
Single Level

Exterior

Zoning
A-1A
Parking
Covered
Other (remarks)
Carport Dim.
320
Road Description
Graded
Private
Paved
Fee Road Main. Amount
$360
Frontage
Road/Street
Fencing
Wooden
Security Des.
Key
Lot Description
Dead End
Inside
Rocky
Wooded
View
Forest
Garden
Topography
Rolling Terrain
Terraced
Flood Zone Click to view tooltip
X
Design
Rustic
Single Wall
Wood Frame

Building Features

Year Built
1980

Utilities

Power
Overhead
Water
Catchment
Wastewater
Cesspool
Telephone
Cable
Cell
Land Line
TV
Cable
Internet
Cable
DSL

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Puna

The fastest-growing district in Hawaii, enigmatic Puna is often said to be where the Volcano goddess Pele, of Hawaiian legend, is active in her workshop. The Puna coastline has been dramatically altered in recent years as Kilauea’s eruptions spilled layer upon layer of lava into the ocean.

Sometimes called "the last Hawaiian frontier," Puna real estate is considered to be the most affordable in the state. Several large subdivisions in the district were originally developed with minimal infrastructure, so those who thrive in rural East Hawaii quickly learn the importance of living in harmony with the land and weather patterns. Many residents even opt for off-grid living. A stop at the Sunday Maku'u Farmers Market is a great way to see first-hand the community commitment to promoting local food and the local economy.

Crossing into Puna from South Hilo, Keaau is the first commercial center you encounter. Both Keaau and agriculturally fertile Kurtistown are accessed from Highway 11. Orchidland Estates and Hawaiian Paradise Park are the first large rural subdivisions along Highway 130, which branches off to the southeast from Highway 11. Most properties in these subdivisions are in rainwater catchment water areas and many are on unpaved roads. 

Puna Makai (makai means “toward the sea”) includes the easternmost point on the Big Island where you will find the Kapoho Kumakahi Lighthouse, the subdivisions of Hawaiian Beaches and Hawaiian Shores, the town of Pahoa and the rugged coastal areas beyond. Pahoa, the eclectic commercial hub of Puna Makai, is a gathering place for rural East Hawaii residents and home to several restaurants, shops, Malama Market and the Pahoa Skatepark. 

Higher in elevation is the town of Mountain View and the subdivisions of Hawaiian Acres, Fern Acres, Fern Forest and Eden Roc. These communities comprise Puna Mauka (mauka means “toward the mountain”). While parts of Kurtistown and Mountain View are agriculturally rich areas where deep soil can be found, the subdivisions to the left of Highway 11 sit atop old lava flows. Residents will tell you that the abundant rainfall of this area is a blessing and a challenge. Maintaining a property here takes dedication--and a good arsenal of lawn-care tools.

Surrounded by lush rainforest filled with native trees and green hapu’u ferns, Volcano, at approximately 4,000 ft above sea level, has a very different ecology and climate than coastal Puna. (Watch video.) Temperatures can drop dramatically at night so many homes at this elevation are built with fireplaces or cozy wood-stoves. Often, Volcano homes are vacation escapes for owners who live on the mainland or on urban Oahu. There is a thriving Bed and Breakfast economy here, attracting tourists visiting the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Ohia Estates and Mauna Loa Estates are subdivisions located just across the highway from nearby Volcano Village, where Big Island residents and visitors alike gather at Village restaurants or the Sunday morning Cooper Center Farmers Market.

 


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