$4.7 Million Estate For Sale with 584+ Acres in Kailua-Kona, Big Island – The Old Ward Estate
Aloha! I went on the Realtor Caravan tour to the Honalo-Keauhou-Holualoa Mauka old Ward Castle (MLS# 247466) that was built in the early 1950’s by an heir to the Victoria Ward Estate—a prime-time real estate owner in downtown Kakaako-Honolulu, Oahu—and I wanted to share the videos and pictures with you. Here’s the driveway heading up to the castle. It’s actually longer than this—I started recording this after the first private gate to the property.
Along with 584+ acres of pastureland, undeveloped forest, stables, outbuildings, and its own private water reservoir, this castle was the main feature of the property tour because of its rare style of design, architecture, and history.
Here we have Princess Jenni, “the Hostess with the Mostest,” from Title Guaranty Escrow Services Hawaii, who brought all the food to sponsor the open house at the castle for this Realtor tour. She made the experience so real by dressing up in costume; we really felt like royalty when we walked into the great room! With classical music playing in the background, you could really feel the ambiance of those formal engagements that took place back in the day!
This is a video tour of the front entrance from the Porte Cochere into the the front entry, through the secret passageway (built-in bookshelf for a master suite door) to the prayer tower.
Some of the furnishings are included, and I was intrigued at the genuine photos and pictures of the Ward Family estate, along with this historic Hawaiian deed (below) that was written back in 1849 for a property located in Nu’uanu on Oahu…signed and sealed by Kamehameha.
Here’s a photo of the Ward Family at their 3-story home in Honolulu before it was cleared to make way for the Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall & Arena that still exists there today. The Ward Estate encompassed the Honolulu Academy of Arts, Thomas Square, Ward Warehouse, Victoria Ward Centre, Honolulu Aquarium, and some other prime pieces of real estate in Kaka’ako and Waikiki on Oahu.
Here’s the video tour going through the secret passageway to the hidden master suite and prayer tower:
This mirror was Victoria Ward’s…when I walked past it, I could feel the grand qualities of the royal reflection…Princess Jenni looked fabulous in it!
Here is a video of the exterior of the castle that was built in the early 1950’s—there are beautiful, old trees around the property, and it was so nice to be in nature, walking with the peacock, enjoying this gorgeous property.
On the south side of the castle, located just around the corner from the downstairs recreation room, lies this tranquil meditation pond and meandering grassy lawn…so peaceful and serene—this side of the property looks toward the ocean and the neighboring property below.
When I went back inside the castle, I noticed this gorgeous tropical floral arrangement (below) sitting on the huge dining room table—the shapes of the flowers are so interesting! Here we have protea, anthriums, red ginger, orchids, bromeliad, heliconia, ti leaves, and more!
Because of the age of the castle, you can tell the floor plan is dated when you enter the kitchen area. Here is a video of the kitchen, service quarters, and office area located on the north wing of the castle.
The great room must have had some raging parties with them making bonfires in the huge open fireplace. The hooded eave above the fireplace and wet bar area is another very unique feature of the mansion. It probably needs a chimney sweep—the fireplace is huge!
Here is a video (below) of the formal guest quarters that have their own entry through a sliding door, or through the long hallway to the front entry and great room.
The pet peacock made my day…to have a gorgeous creature walking freely on the property was one of the most exciting things about this area. With 584+ acres to have livestock, cattle, crops, bee keeping, goats, coffee, and the ability to have any type of pet that’s allowed in Hawaii—you will have the space to raise and prosper them here. You will also be able to grow your own food, go off the grid in terms of being a potentially sustainable property, and also be able to create the paradise you’ve always dreamed of!
Come home to the Hawaii of your dreams, we welcome you!
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