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Custom Built Home with Huge Hilo Bay Views

There are times when mere words fail to do justice to a property. Words like gorgeous, breathtaking, and incredible are used so often in real estate that homebuyers sometimes take them with a grain of salt when they see them used to describe a property. Yet, those are exactly the words I’d use to describe this custom built two-story home (with an indoor elevator) at 182 Kulana Kea Drive in the Wainaku Farms neighborhood of Hilo.

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Brilliant views day and night! (MLS# 290432)

Hilo Bay Views Were the Inspiration For This Custom Built Home

The lands surrounding Wainaku Farms were once filled with sugar cane, and the area still retains a pastoral feel. This nearly brand-new home, which was built in 2014, sits on 5.24 acres of landscaped grounds with wide-open views. The home was built to take advantage of the spectacular views of Hilo Bay and the Pacific Ocean, even while showering in the master bath.

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3 Structures On Over 5 Acres

In all, the property contains three different structures. There is the main house with 2,668 square feet of living space, a three-car garage with separate laundry, bathroom, and outdoor shower, and a covered kennel area that includes lawn equipment storage space. A bonus mud room entrance leads into the main house from the kennel area.

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Outstanding Features

Not only is the flooring solid ohia, so is the grand staircase that leads from the great room to three upstairs bedrooms. This staircase makes a statement, but fear not, getting from one level of the home to the other is easy for everyone, as this custom home has an interior elevator.

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On the ground floor, a well-appointed and gourmet kitchen includes two Bosch stainless steel dishwashers, two stainless refrigerator drawers and a warming drawer, plus a six-burner Wolf gas stove. This fabulous kitchen flows seamlessly to a great room that includes a comfortable family area and a formal dining area. All with views, views, views!

Wrap-Around Lanai on Both Levels

Wake up to the sun rise over Hilo Bay, and at night watch the stars twinkle above majestic Mauna Kea. The downstairs lanai includes a wet bar and a wine refrigerator, and as an added bonus – you have a prime viewing spot to watch the cruise ships float by, and see holiday fireworks displays over Hilo Bay right from the comfort of your private lanai!


Desirable Location Close to the Business & Economic Hub of East Hawaii

With its gated entrance and landscaped grounds, this incredible Hilo home feels like its own private retreat. Yet it’s only a short drive to downtown Hilo – the business and economic hub of east Hawaii with its medical facilities, the University of Hawaii campus, and numerous shopping and dining options. Offered at $2.6 million, this unique Hilo home in Wainaku Farms is a wonderful opportunity for homebuyers looking for relaxed country living close to Hilo.


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