1928 – Haiku, HI

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Added to OHD on 10/13/17   -   Last OHD Update: 11/7/20   -   14 Comments

7950 Hana Hwy, Haiku, HI 96708

  • $550,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 1293 Sq Ft
  • 0.35 Ac.
Enjoy easy country living in this classic, plantation style, four-bedroom home. Feel the cool breezes and sleep deeply through the evening rain showers. Wander amongst the lush tropical landscaping. The kitchen remodel includes custom Koa cabinets, granite counters and stainless appliances. Downstairs is a two-car garage with a very large workshop with tables and benches for doing home projects, hobbies. The collection of mature, fruit-bearing trees includes mountain apple, lychee, lemon, lime, tangerine, grapefruit, avocado, banana, mango, starfruit, coconut, breadfruit, strawberry guava, Surinam cherry, coffee, bay leaf and lilikoi, while the flowering plants include multiple species of heliconia and ginger, orchids, plumeria, gardenia, anthurium and night blooming jasmine. At night, the sky is very clear and all the stars jump out when you sit outside on the lawn chairs. Fresh-water stream and pools are nearby too! Call now for your private showing.
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Dave Futch, Coldwell Banker Island Properties
(808) 579-8000

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14 Comments on 1928 – Haiku, HI

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12799 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I do search Hawaii listings every week. They don’t have a huge selection of pre-1939 homes so it’s rare something interesting enough pops up. Architecture there is a lot more simple than other states (same goes for Alaska), having a bare look without the ornamentation or heavy wood is common. I thought this one could be pretty cute and the location would be like living in a vacation every day.

  2. Steve H says: 141 comments

    I know nothing about Hawaiian houses. I’m surprised it has a basement – I would have guessed that they would be uncommon. I wonder if it’s in a fairly remote area, as it doesn’t have municipal water. Does one need central heat or AC in Hawaii?

    • Knighty says: 28 comments

      We were just in Oahu, Hawaii back in April. I can say that even in April it gets super hot. On the flip side, the trade winds are so cooling but if not on the coast you are cooking a tad. Not sure about needing heating but AC I guess couldn’t hurt but unsure if you need central air.

  3. JkleebJkleeb says: 412 comments
    Seattle, WA

    What a great example of old Hawaii living! I live a month each year in a shack in a funky, rural part of the Big Island and I haven’t seen a lot of basements except like this where the house is built on a slope. If you’re closer to the water on the windward side of the islands you generally don’t need AC. Need for heat is depending on the elevation–

  4. dkzody says: 227 comments

    I seem to remember hearing stories about Hana Highway, that it can be treacherous in places? Or is that another road on one of the islands? This place sure looks like paradise and great for a retreat away from all busyness of life.

    • Cathy F. says: 2369 comments

      I know next to zilch about the area, but in the street view there’s a 15 mph road speed limit sign, and the road has no shoulders. (I took a short ‘drive’ up the road to see if the speed limit changed – upwards, but it didn’t.)

  5. Lisa says: 27 comments

    Hana Hiway on Maui

  6. Michele P says: 62 comments

    We lived at Pearl Harbor for 2 years, while my husband was in the Navy. It can get down to 40 degrees in the winter, and in the 90s in the summer. We never felt the need for A/C because there was always a breeze, but I do remember there was baseboard electric heating in our cinder-block housing unit.

  7. Susan says: 1 comments

    I was on Maui in August 1970 with my husband who was on RandR during the Viet Nam war. No one where we stayed had AC. It was always breezy and windows open. This is off the “Road to Hana” and yes it was somewhat isolated in comparison with Oahu. The road to Hana is treacherous in that it is barely wide enough in places for two cars to pass. But, Maui is very beautiful and if I was 20 years younger, would contemplate living there. 🙂

  8. Kytka Hilmar-Jezek says: 20 comments

    Leaving some of these comments if anyone is seriously thinking about packing up and moving to Maui! Back in the early 1990s, my friend lived in Haiku and I went to visit (and stay) with her several times. I recall that the fog could get intense, as well as the wind. We were never freezing, but we were never hot either. She did have thick down comforters in the house, and I always slept very well there.

    Don’t let the name Hana “highway” fool you – it is a narrow, twisting, sometimes one-lane road with an estimated 600 turns and 54 (mostly) one-lane bridges, and yes, there is no shoulder. We’d often get stuck behind a tractor and it would extend our drive by an hour or more… But, that served to give us more time to take in all the beauty around. Plus, it is one of the top 5 scenic drives in the world making it a busy place. It is a beautiful albeit treacherous road with many cliff edge traverses narrowing to one lane, often with only 20 ft of sight distance. This 64+ mile long stretch of road takes an average of 10-12 hours to complete and this house is right in the middle of it.

    There were flash flood warnings in the area because of the many streams, but the waterfalls were beautiful, the hikes energizing and the bamboo forest (Na’ili’ili Haele) is the stuff screen savers are made of, just magical. The annual rainfall is always more on the eastern sides of the islands. In Haiku it is approx. 85″ annually which is more than half the US average of 39″. Everything is so lush and green for a reason.

    People here live on Hawaii time, which is common on every island – the trade off for all of the beauty and laid back living is that you get accustomed to roads washing out, never being on time and sometimes just realizing that the weather (nature) wants you to stay home for a few days. Thus all homes we visited of her neighbors and friends are well stocked with needlepoint, puzzles, games, easels, woodshops, etc. That is why you see the “basement” which is really just the ground floor built for the expectation of water eventually running through.

    Haiku is a beautiful place though, it is home to the Haiki Marketplace, which has a ton of old Hawaiian charm mixed with newly conscious principles (lot’s of kombucha tea, raw food, yoga events, etc.) There are primitive and simple “eco retreats” in the area so you get a lot of laid back types of people.

    Many people also may not realize that there is no classic beach near here. This part of the island has those gorgeous cliffs which make for beautiful views, but no swimming or enjoying laying out in the sand.

    This is a lovely example of a “typical” Maui home that the “real people” live in. The homes at resort places like Wailea or the more developed opposite side of the island are not true to Hawaii’s character – this house is.

    • SandyF says: 131 comments

      Kytka Hilmar-Jezek Thank you so much for your detailed and informative reply. Gives great insight to the realities of this area. I love the Hana Hwy, but I imagine it is a challenging life. I have visited often, and remember the bumpy and long road. But-oh the beauty. I fell once on the lava rocks quite seriously, and ,my kids ( boys-so there ya go) thought it was so funny, until they saw my bloody legs. Lava is a dangerous beast. Recovered well- seawater and pina colada seemed to do the trick. What a vacation paradise though. Hawaiians are hospitable and lend a calming affect to you, Aloha.

  9. farmhousedreams says: 10 comments

    The sink in the bathroom… I didn’t realize I was looking at the bathroom, until I saw the toilet. The sink is interesting.

  10. JB says: 92 comments

    I lived in Hawaii for 15 years and recently moved back to the mainland. The fruit trees alone make me salivate for the mangos, lychee, guava, and avocado trees I left behind, but I don’t think they’d fair very well where I’m located now. lol Maui isn’t as “busy” as the island of Oahu, so if you’re looking for more rural and more of a native vibe versus a concrete jungle vibe Maui is definitely a great alternative choice to Oahu. Real estate is expensive in Hawaii as evidenced with the listing price including 1/3 of an acre, however, how do you place a dollar value on the intangibles of living in paradise? Nice home, beautiful views, and living on Maui you might run into the occasional Hollywood actor/actress and various famous musicians relaxing on the beach or hanging out in town.

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