I just love plantation homes! There is a quality about them that says – old Hawaii!
Vintage Plantation Home on Kaua’i (MLS# 280875)
One of the companies that brought these fantastic homes to people of Hawai’i is Hick’s Homes – Harold Hicks being the founder. Started in 1950, the company used materials that were more common in those days and which today are highly prized.
The single wall construction was composed of Clear Heart Redwood. This particular redwood was a better grade of redwood that illuminated a unique wood grain. The floors were made from Oak for durability and comfort. You get a feeling that the simple, high-quality workmanship of these homes, if treated with respect, will last for generations.
Hick’s Homes offered 50 pre-designed models and had built over 10,000 homes by 1967. You can still find some of these homes on the market today.
Looking For One of These Homes?
My friend and client has such a home on the market on Kaua’i just outside the old Sugar Mill Town of Kilauea. This home was actually built on Oahu in 1954 and moved over to Kaua’i in 1982 on the barge! Imagine moving an entire home on a barge between islands!
Situated on a dead-end road, the surroundings are peaceful. The yard has plenty of room for a garden and even more fruit trees than it already has – mango, lychee, coconut, star fruit, and 3 avocado trees.
4433 Kaluamakua Place, Kilauea, HI. 96754
The home is approximately 1,100 sq. ft. with a 400 sq. ft. “studio,” an additional 450 sq. ft. deck facing the backyard, and a smaller lanai on the front side facing the sunset. The County has said that a guest house is allowed on the property.
If you’re looking for more information on old Hawai’i plantation homes, please get in touch!
Harvest Edmonds, R(S)