A historic gem perched atop Hilo town was built to hardy perfection, situated to take in the incredible sunrise views over Hilo Bay. The current owner has lovingly restored nearly every aspect of this home, which serves today as a spacious residence, 2 hosted rentals & successful business venture.
Built in 1936, the main home remains a cornerstone of Hilo architecture, perfectly blending the lines of the quintessential Hawaii plantation era & superb Japanese craftsmanship. It features an upstairs living area that spans a luxurious 1,976 sqft offering 4 spacious bedrooms & 1 ‘ bathrooms. You’ll find pocket doors/windows, glass knobs, built-in shelving & an expansive sun-filled living room. A beautifully updated kitchen with swing door, incredible storage, ample work space, new appliances, original sink & custom tile work further accent the seamless blend of old & new. Original fixtures & restored hardwood floors continue throughout. An authentic Tatami room with hand carved panels complete the main floor. Downstairs is now a completely remodeled, fully furnished living space with a private entrance, bedroom, bathroom/laundry, kitchen & cozy living room. A great space for family or guests!
A 2/1 fully permitted & furnished Ohana sits up high at the back of the lot & offers nearly 800 sqft of living space & bay breezes. Large rooms, a bright living room & a kitchen w/a walk-in pantry, convenient pass thru window & breakfast bar round out the space. Ample storage and laundry area are below the home along with a screened area that serves as space to relax & enjoy the garden setting around the home. Ohana has been fully updated, complete with new plumbing & electrical. Private parking for 2. It is a perfect opportunity to host extended family or guests from afar!
The nearly 1/2 acre grounds are immaculate, from the 2-car carport, to the graded parking area for 12 cars, the grounds offer a small pond and a plethora of ornamentals and edibles to enjoy!