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West Hawai’i Real Estate: Sweet Deals and Stunners

July 13, 2016, 12:28 PM HST
* Updated July 13, 12:38 PM
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By Nate Gaddis, Hilo Brokers Ltd.

With 11 unique climate zones, Hawai‘i Island is an incredibly diverse place, and the properties sold here are no different.

Big Island Now has begun its series of real estate articles featuring affordably priced “Sweet Deals” and big-buck “Stunners.”

This week’s article focuses on properties that sold on the West Side of Hawai‘i Island in the first half of 2016.

Hawai‘i Island is home to thousands of un-permitted dwellings; Big Island Now’s “Sweet Deals and Stunners” list includes permitted structures only.

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West Hawai‘i is defined for the purposes of this article as Kamuela and Kohala to the north through Captain Cook to the south.

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West Hawai‘i's "sweetest deal" in the first half of 2016 was secured for just over $150k.

Sweetest Deal: Captain Cook, $152,100 

Though a modest 768 square feet, this home features sweeping ocean views and a total surrounding area of 2.34 acres fronting Mamalahoa Highway, just over 45 minutes from the Kailua-Kona town center.

Vaulted ceilings and custom wood panel work accent the home.

Vaulted ceilings and custom wood panel work accent the home.

Vaulted, wood-paneled ceilings; custom ceramic tile work; hardwood cabinets and granite countertops accent the home.

An expansive deck provides a great outdoor entertaining space, and the perfect spot to take in those Pacific vistas.

West Hawai‘i’s “sweetest deal” in the first half of 2016 was secured for just over $150k.

Vaulted ceilings and custom wood panel work accent the home.

Listed by Marty and Nicholas Smith of Kohala Resort Realty on behalf of Wells Fargo Bank, the house was purchased in an all-cash sale after just over two months on the market.

Property details.

A private, spring-fed pond surrounds the estate.

A private, spring-fed pond surrounds the estate.

Biggest Stunner: Kiholo Bay, $15,700,000

One of the priciest Big Island sales in recent memory, this off-grid home isn’t particularly large (believe it or not) by uber-luxe standards, with 3,500 square feet of living space.

But the new owners didn’t pay upward of $15 million for a mega-mansion. They paid for privacy. Surrounded by a 4,500-acre wilderness park, the property is one of only four privately held parcels (total) in the Kiholo Bay area.  

At over $15 million, this Kiholo Bay home enjoys one of Hawai‘i's most private settings.

At over $15 million, this Kiholo Bay home enjoys one of Hawai‘i’s most private settings.

Built 30 years ago by architect Vladimir Ossipoff, the home’s elegant furnishings are upstaged by its natural setting: eye-popping Pacific and Bay views abound from a 2.4 acre property that features its own private, spring-fed pond.

Listed by Adam Atwood of MacArthur Sotheby’s on behalf of Frank Wheeler and Cynthia Shanholt, the home sold in an all-cash transaction after just 10 days on the market.

Property details.

 A 4,500 acre wilderness park surrounds the property.

A 4,500 acre wilderness park surrounds the property.

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