This architectural delight, is a stunning, unique home, perfect for those seeking something different. Combine the custom design with the amazing tropical gardens and you get a dynamic property, ready for comfortable living. Situated on one-acre, in the convenient and desirable Hilo subdivision of Sunrise Estates, this property has a WOW factor that's hard to beat. Having been owned by two past presidents of the Palm Society, the grounds are nothing short of amazing, with dozens of rare palms, vireyas, orchids, ohia trees & many other tropical and flowering plants.
Immediately, upon entering the home, you're greeted by soaring ceilings with a central cupola, airy and open living/kitchen/dining space and extra large sliding glass doors on two sides of the living area where you can enjoy stunning views of the gardens from nearly every point in the room. Options for arranging your daily living layout are endless. Entertaining is a breeze with the amazing kitchen, featuring wooden counters, 2nd prep sink, propane range, a delightful copper exhaust hood and copper back splash. A long, lighted bar offers ample bar stool seating; a wine cooler, dishwasher and pantry with it's own entrance, complete this lovely kitchen.
The two bedrooms are set off in their own wing to the right of the home and are accessed via an enclosed bridge with picture windows, spanning a lovely water feature. The master suite features a walk-in closet, sliders to the gardens, and master bath with dual vanity and tiled shower.
Additional amenities include:
- Etched, stained concrete flooring & vinyl plank flooring throughout.
- House walls boast glass block accents & rock/stone design.
- Two hot water heaters (one is solar w/timer).
- Carport w/storage & laundry area.
- Elegant accent lighting throughout the kitchen, dining & living areas.
- Landscape lighting connections are in place & capped.
- Some furnishings negotiable.
- Below assessed value
Hilo town, the hub of the South and North Hilo districts, was once a thriving port for the sugar cane industry. Today it is the Hawaii County Seat and home of the island's major state and federal offices, a modern international airport, Hilo Medical Center, the University of Hawaii-Hilo, and state-of-the-art Imiloa Astronomy Center.
Although Hilo is not an incorporated city, it is the second-largest population center in the state with over 40,000 residents according to the 2000 census. Hilo also has an array of commerce and entertainment offerings--boutiques and galleries, big box stores, restaurants, museums, and several hotels.
The historic Bayfront area, though impacted by major tsunamis in 1946 and 1960, is still a center of economic and cultural activity, including a weekly farmers market, Palace Theatre events and the annual Black & White Night, Merrie Monarch, and Ho'olaule'a festivals.
Embracing the town's reputation as "the rainiest city in America", Hilo residents have a certain pride about East Hawaii's weather and enjoy a different flavor of Hawaii life than their neighbors on the dry west side. The Big Island’s famed greenery, tropical fruits and flowers, trees, ferns, forests, and farms all require reliable rainfall to thrive. Water is so important to life in Hawaii that waiwai (the word for "water", doubled) translates as "assets, valuable, wealth, rich, worth and benefit."
As is true for much of the Big Island, Hilo real estate is a mixed market, with upscale custom homes and fixer-upper "opportunity" properties, condos, vacation residences, private estates and oceanfront property. A knowledgeable Clark Realty agent can guide you to the best Hilo property for your needs.