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Kohala Ranch Sunset Open House 7/18/13 4:30 – 6:30   Leave a comment

Kohala Ranch Sunset Open House July 18 4:30 to 6:30Have you been thinking that Kohala Ranch might be the perfect place for you to call home?    Any plans this Thursday, July 18, 2013, between 4:30 and 6:30?  We are holding these two Kohala Ranch homes open during the late afternoon sunset hours.

Both are located in The Heathers of Kohala Ranch.  This is the preferred neighborhood of all the Kohala Ranch neighborhoods.   The appeal of the location at low, near ocean elevation and the unique to The Heathers  terrain offering more wind protection than upper elevations of Kohala Ranch  attracted many of today’s Heathers residents.   Each home has a different feel, features, floor plan, finishes, views and location.

Take this opportunity to see if one will call you home to Kohala Ranch!!

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Red Wine and Chocolates are to be enjoyed while you tour this home at 59-576 Ka’ala Road

White wine, Prosecco and Rose will be served with some nice cheeses, including Big Island chevre, at 59-316 Oma’o Way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kohala Ranch, North Kohala, Big Island of Hawaii   Leave a comment

Kohala Ranch after the rainsThe Big Island’s Kohala Ranch is a gated equestrian community of over 3500 acres conveniently located between the Kohala Mountain Road and Akoni Pule highway along coast.  It begins at approximately 100 feet above sea level, within range of the whale songs, to cool up country ranch lands 3000 feet above the Sea.  Four legged pedestrian; horses, wild pigs and cows  have the right a way on the roads thru these  range lands. Kohala Ranch residents

Those who chose to call Kohala ranch home today live among the different climates of the distinct neighborhoods of Kohala Ranch.  The Heathers is at the balmy elevation of about 100 feet above the sea to 1,000 feet.  The Meadows lies between 1600 and 2100 feet above sea level and then the Summit from approximately 1600 feet to over 3,000 feet above sea level.  Micro-climates from ocean tropical arid to cool, misty uplands are found here.   Located in the ahupua’a ( historic land division) of Waika, between the Kawaihae and Kahua districts of Kohala, this area is as rich in history as it is in beauty.  Cherished then as now for the vista across Kahuwai-o-pili of an amazing panorama from the mountains to the sea.  Today the beauty of this place continues to awe both the lucky to live here and the lucky to visit .Kohala Ranch vistaKohala Ranch over view

Early Hawaiians established productive fields amidst the sandalwood forest of Waika. It is believed that sweet potatoes were grown along Kahuwai-o-pili, erroneously labeled on many maps as Keanahalulu.  Today one can still see the walls and terraces of these old fields in the pastures of Waika and Kahua.  Even the Hei’au walls,  where agricultural and cultural practices were taught, still stand scattered thru the pastures.

The sweet potato fields and Sandalwood of Waika and Kahua impressed the next wave of settlers with their abundance and stewardship.  The Sandalwood forest were harvested and sold as one of the early commodities of post-contact Hawaii.  Subsequent introduction of cattle by ocean voyaging Europeans seeking to establish stores of provisions ended the farms and sandalwood.  Cattle ranching practices were introduced and taught to the early Paniolo in nearby Kahua, where walls of the first corrals, pens and a homestead still stand as relics of those first Paniolo. Kohala Ranch was once part of these pastures. Almost 40 years ago, circumstances and conditions changed for the ranchers.  They sold these pastures to be developed into the  Kohala Ranch we know today

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Note old corral walls in background

Ohana House at Niuli’i   1 comment

Open House Friday December 28, 2012

10am to 2pm

Award winning home designed by Seattle Architect Jim Cutler of Cutler-Anderson is on the market.  One of only seven homes honored as a record home annually, this 2007 winner is being offered for sale on 73 acres of land.  Three separate parcels include the Cutler Ohana Home on approximately 25 acres, a pasture with ocean views of over 23 acres and the oceanfront 25 acres running along nearly 1,000 linear feet of coastline.  The parccels are three separate, legal lots with county water and power.

52-4755 Akoni Pule Highway, Niulii.

www.northkohalaoceanfront.com

 

Open House: 52-4755 Akoni Pule Hwy Kapaau

 MLS# 2405802 | Bedrooms | 3.1 Bathrooms | 3,099 sf

Perched in pasture overlooking the rugged Kohala coast is an Architect’s design that truly embodies “bringing the outside in”.  Walls of glass allow one to gaze upon the Kohala Country views from the slopes of the mountains to the headlands of Waipio and Waimanu sweeping along the coast north and south.  Here is a home where you can watch the changes of the Kohala skies and seas unfettered and in comfort.

Seattle Architect Jim Cutler is known for executing organic designs that combine elements of a place into a home.   Warm, exotic woods, cut basalt floors and A ‘a rock walls blend with massive columns of wood soaring to the pitched roof designed for the winds of Kohala.  The elevated foundation is a tribute to the architecture of the islanders.   This unique design was named a “Record Home” by Architectural Record (2007), one of only seven homes in the world to receive this annual award.

This home is also presented in combination with MLS#240600 as one property at a reduced combined price as MLS#229636.

Open House Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 10:00 – 2:00 pm & Friday, January 13th, 2012 12:00 – 5:00 pm

Contact me for further details on this listing.