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Oceanfront North Kohala: The Ohana House at Niuli’i

Hawaii Island, a.k.a. the Big Island, is recognized as one of the top islands in the world by those whose leisurely travels turn vacations into homes. The North Kohala district shows how true this is; its natural beauty entwined with the aloha of old Hawaii is a portal to a paradise past. North Kohala will astound with its beauty and its history.

The Ohana House at Niuli’i

Driving through this vision of Old Hawaii, almost to its apex at Pololu Valley, one will be surprised to see how a modern vision of home has united contemporary architecture with this tropical lushness.

The “Ohana House at Niuli’i” was designed by Seattle architect Jim Culter of Cutler Anderson. It is one of seven homes annually selected from the most interesting of homes worldwide to be designated a Record Home (Architectural Record 2007).

The simple lines of the home contrast with the richness of the setting. You have every classic big island view; ocean, cliffs, mountains, pastures, and valleys in land that mixes rolling pastures and shady groves of trees; wind sculpted ironwoods, Palms, native Ha’o and ancient Hala groves along the rugged North Kohala coast.

The property is offered in three configurations:

  • The entire 72+acres (3 tmks) and home asking $8.2 (MLS# 254131)
  • The home on 24+ acres is $4,600,000 (MLS# 254132)
  • The two lower lots (sold together) at $3,600,000 (MLS# 254130)

There Are Many Things to do at Keokea Beach Park

Adjacent Keokea Beach Park has a black sand ocean entry where keiki (children) swim at the historic “canoe landing.” This also serves as the launch to a very good “secret” surf spot and, in the right conditions, excellent snorkeling, diving, and fishing. Its ocean cliffs are favored among the Ulua fishermen. This is one of those spots that feel like Old Hawaii…really.

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Katie Minkus, R(BIC)

June 9, 2012

Aloha Karen. This is such a beautiful listing – the house is an architectural masterpiece, of course, but what always tugs at my heart is the uniqueness of the property (the land, or ‘aina) itself. While the word “unique” is overused in real estate, imho, it’s actually very true for this property. Is there another offering in all the islands that includes a historical grove of hala trees such as this one? They are thousands of years old, and revered by the kumu who harvest the leaves for traditional Hawaiian weaving practices. Really incredible. I hope I’m friends with the buyer!! 😉

Katie Minkus, R(BIC)

June 9, 2012

Aloha Karen. This is such a beautiful listing – the house is an architectural masterpiece, of course, but what always tugs at my heart is the uniqueness of the property (the land, or ‘aina) itself. While the word “unique” is overused in real estate, imho, it’s actually very true for this property. Is there another offering in all the islands that includes a historical grove of hala trees such as this one? They are thousands of years old, and revered by the kumu who harvest the leaves for traditional Hawaiian weaving practices. Really incredible. I hope I’m friends with the buyer!! 😉

Beth Thoma Robinson R(B)

June 11, 2012

And Keokea Beach Park was just completely renovated at a cost of $1.4 million plus lots of sweat equity on the part of dozens of local families who have been caring for the park for decades.

Beth Thoma Robinson R(B)

June 11, 2012

And Keokea Beach Park was just completely renovated at a cost of $1.4 million plus lots of sweat equity on the part of dozens of local families who have been caring for the park for decades.

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