Sold For $1,750,000 on Oct 6, 2017


  • MLS# 604327
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Full Baths
  • 1,632 SQFT


Landmark Residence, The Onion House, is offered for sale. A successful Vacation Rental with a near 100% occupancy rate, the Onion House was hand-built by a mid-century master architect, Kendrick Bangs Kellogg. From the moment you drive into the sculptured carport, you feel that you've entered another realm, minutes from town, yet worlds away. The curved entrance steps take you onto a terrace overlooking two additional garden lots below, framed by an expansive view of the coast and Kailua Bay. Mirrored in the turquoise pool, you see the unforgettable rooflines of two separate structures. Stepping through the hand-made pivoting glass door, you see sunlight dancing off the water, filtered through stained glass windows. Concrete arches cascading down from the central fireplace are spanned by translucent roof panels, giving the interior its warm glow. At night, these arched structures light up like twin Japanese lanterns, reflected in the water. The substantial interior walls are formed of Hawaiian Koa wood and lava rock, while the outer walls are screen and stained glass, allowing you to enjoy the soft breeze and fragrance of jasmine. A covered walkway leads you to the grand staircase, stepping into the 70 foot pool, which wraps around both structures. This walkway takes you to the separate master bedroom, with bath and private garden. Included in the price, the property is to be sold altogether with adjoing parcels 3-7-7-9-53 and 3-7-7-9-54.

One of Hawaii's most beloved vacation spots, the Onion House has operated as a robust and profitable vacation rental business for two decades, while garnering international media acclaim and a loyal following of 'Friends of the Onion House.'


Sold Date
Oct 6, 2017
Sold Price
$1,750,000
Listed Price
$1,900,000
Days On Market
190
Price Per Square Foot
$1,072
Assessed Value
$454,400
Annual Property Tax
$4,566
Tenure
Fee Simple
Tax Key (TMK)
Acres
0.26
Subdivision
Sunset View Terrace Lots
Ocean View
Yes
Pool
Yes
Ohana/ADU
No

Interior

Flooring
Ceramic Tile
Appliances
Refrigerator
Range/Oven
Washer/Dryer
Dryer
Washer
Fireplace
Wood Burning
Gross Living Area
1632

Exterior

Zoning
RS-10
Parking
Covered
Road Description
County
Fencing
Rock/Stone
Security Des.
Security Systems
View
Ocean
Design
Concrete
Steel Frame
Stone
Other (remarks)

Building Features

Year Built
1963

Utilities

Power
ET
Water
Other (remarks)
Wastewater
Cesspool
Telephone
Cable
TV
Cable
Internet
Cable
Solid Waste Disposal
Other (remarks)

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North Kona

Because Kona International Airport hosts flights from Asia, the U.S. mainland, and connecting flights from around the world through Honolulu, North Kona is the vacation gateway to the Big Island. The main town of Kailua-Kona is where many visitors get their first real taste of Hawaii. But beyond being a very popular vacation destination with a shifting daily population of cruise ship passengers and international visitors, West Hawaii is also a fine place to live.

Kailua-Kona bustles daily with lively small-town charm and warmth. A short drive “up the hill” to Holualoa on the slopes of Mt. Hualalai takes you to a fascinating village located on one of Hawaii's historic by-ways. Big Island, mainland, and Pacific Rim lifestyles and values are elegantly blended in these West Hawaii communities. Kona serves as a visible, dynamic example of Hawaii’s famed melting pot of races and cultures.

Naturally, North Kona property is in high demand. Prices and inventory are sensitive to small changes in the broader national economy and it’s helpful to work with a knowledgeable real estate agent who can help you navigate the nuances of the research and purchase process. The market is broad and inclusive. If you’re looking for an oceanfront condo, a custom home, beach cottage, vacation villa, retirement or second home, townhouse, or even commercial property, we will assist you in finding the right property in North Kona.


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