This original, carefully renovated plantation-era home on Beers Road in North Kohala is said to have been built in 1922 for Eleanor Beers, for whom the road is named. Situated on almost two private acres with mature trees and gardens, the feeling is country, although the shops, boutiques, restaurants and services in historic Hawi town are only a few miles away.
Two doors off the covered wrap-around porch open to the central hallway and dining room. The kitchen has been updated with Wolf stove, Bosch dishwasher, LG refrigerator, trash compactor, granite countertops, and wood flooring. The built-in buffet in the dining room now features a granite counter as well.
A high-ceilinged great room with a stone fireplace and built-in window seat looks out into the gardens.
The master suite is located off the central hallway on the other side of the stairway to the second floor. The current owners converted a small “nursery” room attached to the master bedroom into a new bathroom and powder room, and turned the small previous bath into a walk in closet, as homes of the era relied on wardrobes and chests rather than modern-style closets.
The downstairs guest room has new Ipe flooring and a remodeled bath. A second guest room is upstairs.
Other recent upgrades include solar electric, gas on-demand water heaters, and a heat pump to provide heating/cooling to the great room and master bedroom.
As is typical of the era, a separate structure at the rear of the home contains the laundry facilities and another bath for you to shower after gardening. The barn is currently used for storage but could be a garage. The gardens have two gazebos, patio paver walk ways, and numerous fruit and flower plantings. Enjoy orange, lime, clementine, pomegranite, avocado, banana, papaya, pineapple, lychee and coffee from your trees. Exotic flowers like jade plant and orchids add to the tropical ambiance.