20.72 Acres in Aleamai and Kalaoa December 3, 2013Posted by Kelly in : Featured Listings, Updates , add a comment
Rarely available 20 acre estate with panoramic ocean and Mauna Kea Mountain views. Minutes north of Hilo. Perfect for sustainable country living on large acreage just 7 miles north of Hilo. Currently leased to a farmer who has a thriving banana orchard. Borders Kaieie Stream with waterfalls. Located only minutes from Hilo.
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Large Acreage with Panoramic Ocean Views November 26, 2013Posted by Kelly in : Featured Listings, Updates , add a comment
Large acreage with views overlooking Hilo Bay and Pacific Ocean. Park-like ambiance with old growth Ohia and Koa Trees. Open pastures and tropical forest with several streams and waterfalls running through the property. Located on Kaiwiki Road only 15 minutes from downtown Hilo. Electric and telephone service poles located approximately 1,000 feet away. Property is in the “Resource Subzone” of the Conservation District, which allows one house to be built with approval from the Department of Land and Natural Resources.
Looking for a private and secluded estate site close to downtown Hilo? Rarely offered unique property with open pasture and lush tropical rain forest with streams!
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Beautiful Jewel to Develop! September 30, 2013Posted by Kelly in : Featured Listings, Updates , add a comment
Unique and rarely available lot overlooking the ocean and Reed’s Bay in Hilo. Resort-Hotel zoning makes this nearly oceanfront lot a beautiful jewel to develop. The location, in close proximity to the Hilo airport and Banyan Drive Hotels make this a highly desirable spot. This lot is near the new “Kuhio Kalaniana’ole Park” and Hilo’s famous “Ice Pond”.
Commercial enterprises and residential houses are nearby. There is a lot of pedestrian traffic by this lot from visitors on the cruise ships, who dock down the street at the Port of Hilo.
Lot requires a Special Management Area (SMA) application. Tsunami elevation currently requires any structure to be at least 12 to 14 feet or more above ground level. Current setbacks are 8 ft side, and 20 ft front and rear. Water line is across Kalaniana’ole Ave., and sewer lateral is in. Lot has three flood zones. Check with County Planning Department regarding any building requirements. Lot road frontage on Kalanianaole is 50 ft wide.
New oceanfront park is gated. Opens at 7AM and closes at 8PM.
For full pictures and virtual tour, go to: http://265409.kellymoran.com
Vacant Building Lot on Nene Street September 26, 2013Posted by Kelly in : Featured Listings, Updates , add a comment
Rarely available vacant building lot for sale on Nene Street, the hidden jewel of Keaukaha in Hilo. This quiet road runs parallel to Kalanianaole, and is walking distance to Richardson Ocean Park.
Keaukaha is the area of Hilo that runs along the ocean from the Port of Hilo to Richardson Ocean Park. Known as a “banana belt”, this area is often sunny when it is raining in Hilo town. Hilo’s favorite swimming and snorkeling beaches are found in this area. Only 5 miles to downtown Hilo. Bike ride to town, UH-Hilo, or the beach from this convenient location. This location is ideal for a recreational or retirement lifestyle – bike, swim, surf and walk!
Ohana (second home) permitted (Verify with County Planning Department). Walk to Leleiwi Beach Park and Richardson Ocean Park. Property is fenced on three sides, with a gate on Nene Street. Property is located on Nene Street between Kolea & Koloa.
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“The Trial of Lili‘uokalani” September 1, 2013Posted by Kelly in : Entertainment, HERE ON THE BIG ISLAND , add a comment
HERE ON THE BIG ISLAND
By Kelly Moran
“The Trial of Lili‘uokalani”
It’s 1895. Hawaiian nationalists have tried – but failed – to restore the Queen and her government by force of arms. Convicted of treason against the new Republic, they’ve been sentenced to death. And now Lili‘uokalani — the deposed Queen — faces an American military court, accused of knowing her people were going to rise up, and not stopping them.
This month, the Hilo Community Players present The Trial of Lili‘uokalani, a historical drama about these real events and historical figures, with some characters created by the playwright to personify loyalties in conflict. In the throne room and the court room, we see the loss of her kingdom and her husband; the frustrations of her supporters; the defense of her reign against the men who ended it . . . and the political undertow of America’s westward “manifest destiny.” Atop a stellar cast, as the Queen, is Jackie Pualani Johnson, celebrated local actor, and chair of UH-Hilo’s Performing Arts Dept. Directing the play is Justina Taft Mattos, PhD, director of “Much Ado About Nothing” for HCP’s Shakespeare in the Park; the Palace Theater musical “Once Upon One Noddah Time;” and UH-Hilo’s production of “Go Dog, Go.”
The Trial of Lili‘uokalani was written here in Hilo in 1973 by Maurice Zimring, a Hollywood screenwriter who’d retired to Keaukaha – a largely Hawaiian community — and was active in the Big Island Press Club. Drawing on remembrances, books, archives and transcripts, Zimring combined historical figures and dramatic characters to create this drama of patriotism and passion.
[In The Trial of Lili‘uokalani, politics threatens the budding romance between Jenny Thornton (Nicole Cowan), daughter of the leading Annexationist, and Paki Kealoha (Ray Campainha), the firebrand Hawaiian nationalist. Can the Queen (Jackie Pualini Johnson) bring them together?]
2013 is a significant year for this play. It is the 120th anniversary of the Queen’s overthrow, the 50th anniversary of the creation of the play, and the 75th anniversary of the Hilo Community Players (HCP), the second-oldest theatrical organization in the Islands. HCP’s mission is “to educate, enrich and entertain” through theater. So the program for the show is also a study-guide that leads the playgoer to explore what Hawaii was like in the 1890s, and to understand the people who lived what the playwright and the players bring to the stage.
[In The Trial of Lili‘uokalani, the fate of the Queen (Jackie Pualani Johnson) hangs in the balance, as Presiding Judge Whiting (Peter Veseskis, l.) and defense counsel Paul Neumann (Randal McEndree, r.) argue over her indictment for misprision of treason.]
The Trial of Lili‘uokalani will be performed upstairs at the East Hawaii Cultural Center (EHCC), 141 Kalakaua St. in downtown Hilo. Friday and Saturday evening shows start at 7 p.m. on September 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21. Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. on September 8, 15 and 22. Individual tickets are $15 at the door; $10 in advance and for students with ID; $5 for keiki 12 and under. Group discounts are available (by advance-sale only) at $9 each in blocks of ten or more; and at $8 each in blocks of twenty or more.
For tickets, please phone the box office at EHCC: 808-961-5711. For more information about the production, or more background on the play, please contact my friend Hal Glatzer, who is Secretary of the Hilo Community Players. Email email@example.com or phone 808-895-4816.
Absolute Oceanfront in Hilo! August 26, 2013Posted by Kelly in : Featured Listings, Updates , add a comment
ABSOLUTE OCEANFRONT Hilo… Rarely on market. Renovations are complete.
Stone, bamboo, stucco, Hans Grohe Axor Stark, all fabulous. Steam bath, custom lighting, and large slab granite. Incredible views of sunrise/moonrise and Hilo Bay. Great cul-de-sac and quiet neighborhood. Very old Hilo feel. Large garage with laundry center can easily be playroom or gym. Master bedroom and bath offers much more than the usual. There are only a few like this. Grounds improvements complete at a cost of well over $180,000.
Property is currently rented at $3,500 per month.
See all the details and virtual tour: http://265226.kellymoran.com
Living square feet does not match the Public Record Data. Located in Special Management Area (SMA) as almost all oceanfront parcels are.
Orchid Nursery and Custom Home on 6 Acres July 23, 2013Posted by Kelly in : Updates , add a comment
Step into the operation of a thriving wholesale orchid nursery business. Created by horticulturists over 20 years ago, this business ships to wholesalers, home centers, florists, orchid societies and hobbyists.
The hard work of establishing the business and creating a successful growing environment has been done. Have you dreamed of living in Hawaii? Are orchids your passion? Are you an orchid hobbyist who is ready to take it to the next level? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, your answer is here.
There are 4 greenhouses with over 47,000 square feet of interior space. An orchid inventory that includes fragrant oncidium, tropical zygopetalum, exotic paphiopedilum (lady slipper orchids), dramatic masdevallia, popular dendrobiums, colorful miltonia, and beautiful vandas. There is also a 1/2 million gallon water reservoir.
The custom home has 2774 square feet of interior space plus a detached hot tub & sauna house. High quality details are found throughout the home – granite counters, custom cabinetry, hardwood floors and more.
For info and pics sent instantly to your mobile device: Text “482005″ to 79564.
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“Waterfalling” … a residential estate unlike anything else on the Island of Hawaii.
Situated on a bluff overlooking a Pacific Ocean panorama and a breathtakingly dramatic waterfall, this masterpiece is built to last for generations. The four story superstructure is designed for any floor plan and offers over 10,000 square feet under roof. A central 42 inch round elevator makes all three floors of living space accessible to all. No expense has been spared. First class athletic facilities include: an Olympic size swimming and diving pool, a private golf course, and a tennis and basketball stadium.
This residential estate on 8 oceanfront acres has a rooftop deck built to accommodate helicopter landings. Enter on the second floor, where you’ll find a spectacular entry, grand living room with wet bar, a chef’s kitchen and all with waterfall and ocean views. Floors are oyster quartzite and travertine, counters are blue Labrador granite, and appliances are stainless steel. Centrally located is a 3-story Daytona pneumatic handicap capable elevator.
The third level houses two master suites, each with spa tubs, walk-in closets and covered lanais. The mezzanine area features an office and an exercise room with bar. The pool level includes a game room, media area, large wet bar and two guest suites.
In the swimming pool and aquatics area you will find: a 25 meter Olympic swimming pool with 3 lanes and starting blocks; 16 foot deep diving pool; 7 meter platform dive and 3 meter Duraflex Olympic springboard; 2 whirlpools; a 25 meter kiddie pool; shower, sauna, wet bar, grill and dining area.
The parking structure is a 4 car garage with 12 ft ceilings and a 1500 sf home-like finished interior. On the roof is the lit tennis or basketball court with stadium seating for 450.
Also included in the sale price is an adjacent 1.36 acre parcel.
Built for generations to come … this is a family legacy home. The infrastructure is also in place and engineered for the addition of a west wing if desired.
This matchless estate is masterfully designed and sited in paradise … serenity, recreation and splendor await.
Baths: 8 full / 2 half
Living Area: 8,100 sq.ft.
Ext. Area: 3,000 sq. ft.
Year Built: 2011
For full details, pictures and virtual tour, go to: www.waterfallingestate.com
JUST LISTED!!! Thriving Orchid Nursery and Cottage July 8, 2013Posted by Kelly in : Featured Listings, Updates , add a comment
In beautiful Kapoho is this thriving cut orchid nursery available for sale. Included in the sale are 10-15 thousand replacement next generation orchid plants in plug trays and 2 inch pots, and the accounts that have been cultivated over a 20 year history.
This is a cut-flower orchid nursery, specializing in the cultivation of orchids specifically grown for their flower spikes. Through the years the owner has selected those varieties that are most suited to the growing environment, have high commercial demand, ship well, and are durable once cut. These spikes are cut and sent to clients within the state of Hawaii and across the US Mainland. Clients include Las Vegas Casinos, wedding industry vendors, luxury hotels, lei makers and many others. The accounts are included with the sale.
Experienced employees are in place who work the fields and process the flowers for shipping. They would love to continue employment with a new owner if desired. The owner is also willing to work with the new owner to see that the business continues to thrive.
The buildings on this property include a caretaker’s cottage, propagation greenhouses and approximately 3.5 acres of shade house with all the cut flower Dendrobium and Vanda plants inside.
Farm equipment ranging from farm vehicles to sprayers are also included in the sale.
There is a 20 year agriculture dedication effective July 1, 2003. To continue the dedication, the new owner must file an affidavit on continuation, which must them be recorded. Failure to do so will result in roll back real property taxes.
Excellent environment for growing orchids in sunny, low elevation Kapoho!
For additional details, photos and virtual tour, visit: http://264118.kellymoran.com
Contemporary Home, 17 Acres and Ocean Views! June 24, 2013Posted by Kelly in : Featured Listings, Updates , add a comment
Contemporary home on 17 acres with spectacular ocean views, producing orchards, and Kawainui Stream frontage. Beautiful Onomea Bay location on Scenic Drive only minutes from downtown Hilo. This home offers the option of On-Grid or Off-Grid sustainable living. Seven acres are income producing macadamia nuts, tropical fruit trees, coconuts and raised garden beds, all on beautifully landscaped grounds. Year-round Kawainui Stream borders the north boundary of the property.
Currently, this home is on-grid, but it is designed for sustainable living with: three-part ultra violet filtered catchment water; on-demand propane water heater; propane dryer and stove; all Energy Star appliances; and potential solar power — barn is situated for optimal solar panel placement. Grow your own food in raised garden beds. The entire 17 acres are completely fenced. There is a fenced pasture area for animals, a custom built chicken coop, and many nut and fruit trees.
This new 2,500 square feet house is designed with an open floor plan. All three bedrooms and the living room have panoramic ocean views. Brazilian teak hardwood floors are found in the living room and bedrooms. The kitchen and baths are tiled. The master suite features a large walk-in closet and a master bath with tropical gardens and sea views. A deep and spacious covered lanai offers a great spot for entertaining. The gourmet kitchen has Silestone countertops, a breakfast bar, energy efficient stainless appliances, custom cherry cabinetry and a large walk-in pantry. A very large entertainment/family room and separate laundry/mudroom complete this spacious modern home.
Additional detached 2,400 sf barn has full bath, electricity and water hook-ups, and a large lanai with ocean views and breezes creating lots of possibilities for its development and use. This property is also approved for an additional farm dwelling.
Located above Scenic Drive only 1/2 mile from the Onomea Botanical Gardens. Exclusive neighborhood.
See all the details of this fabulous home: www.mahinaai.com