A rare opportunity to live in the historic Hilo neighborhood of Reeds Island. Originally built as 2 bedroom house, each family has improved it, making it truly unique.
The house now has 3 bedrooms upstairs, each with its own bathroom. There is a large living room, with yellow cedar walls & functioning fireplace. The pocket shoji screens and glass doors open into a large covered lanai with a hot tub & spectacular view of the tropical rain forest backyard. There is also large family room, kitchen with a pass through to a breakfast nook, separate office, laundry room/pantry & second covered lanai off one of the bedrooms. The 4th bedroom/studio is downstairs with tiled floors, a full bathroom, 2 walk-in closets & lots of storage space. Stairs connect it to the inside of the house & there is a private entrance. Perfect for a multi-generation or extended family.
All the floors in the house are ceramic tiles or beautiful, original, newly refinished old growth fir. There is enclosed storage under the house & a separate tool/storage shed off the carport. Solar panels are on the roof.
The fenced-in yard around the house is full of ferns, orchids & anthuriums. On the terraced lawns beside the house are mature orange, mountain apple, avocado, & rare water apple trees. In the jungle below are coffee & cacao trees. The 1.25 acre property ends in the middle of the Waikapu stream. The lush jungle & multiple pools can be explored using a private access trail.
Reeds Island is a small, quiet, friendly neighborhood with very little traffic – kids play basketball & ride their trikes on the street. There is an active Neighborhood Watch, Book Club, & Neighborhood Fire Ant Protection Program. 1 mile from downtown Hilo. 1.5 miles from UHH. 1.2 miles from Hilo Medical Center. Walking distance to public schools.
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