Sold For $270,000 on Jul 18, 2019

  • MLS# 624520
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Full Baths
  • 960 SQFT

Nestled in the center of a 2.81 acre square lot in Orchid Land Estates is this charming 2 bedroom 1 bath home with separate, detached 1 bedroom unit with bathroom and outdoor shower. The lot was selectively cleared to leave the large, old growth ohia trees at the road side boundary of the property, creating a very private setting. About a half acre of the lot was leveled out to allow for planting of the orchard which boasts 9 citrus trees, avocado, 2 varieties of mountain apples, ulu, lychee, longan, rambutan, banana, lilikoi, ti, achiote and many tropical vireya rhododendrons and orchids planted throughout the ohia trees. The home itself is built with expansion in mind with the placement on the lot and the 9 foot ceilings. The home has stained concrete floors throughout for ease of maintenance, or as a clean slate for your desired flooring. All cabinets in the home have granite counter tops and are custom built with stained eucalyptus that was cut and milled from a neighboring property. Some additional details include underground electric from the road to the home with an electrical outlet at the power pole should you elect to upgrade the entry gate. A water line is also run underground to the gate should you want to add a water feature or simply access the water for your landscaping needs. There is a fenced 40' x 60' area outside the front door for pets as well as a large pit that was dug and used for an imu pit. The separate, 12' x 16' studio has its own bathroom and outdoor shower with custom tile. Use it as a your 3rd bedroom, guest house, art studio, "man cave" or "she shed", use your imagination! Located just 400 feet off of the paved portion of Laniuma St, this home has very easy access yet it has a very secluded, private feel. Ask your Realtor to schedule a showing today!
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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. Kilauea’s ongoing eruption continues to expand Puna's coastline, spilling 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. 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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