Usually I prefer to blog about multiple homes within a category, but right now with so little inventory there might be a single option for particular buyers. In this case a buyer wanting:
- North Kohala outside of gated community
- Acreage for farming/gardening/botanical garden
- Main house plus guest quarters
The property many of us still fondly think of as “the Peter Palm Nursery” has just come on the market, and it checks all of these boxes…with the potential for agricultural income!
Palm Nursery or Private Botanical Garden
The property consists of a little over 3 acres, tucked into a gulch right between the towns of Hawi and Kapaau, very close to my recently sold Stone Crusher Estate listing many of you drooled over. And before you raise your eyebrows about living in a gulch, please read my very old blog post about why you should like living and farming or gardening in a gulch. Top reasons: wind protection, privacy, and view plane protection. Most pre-haole-contact agriculture was done in gulches.
Many rare specimen palm varieties grace the gardens, which were used as a profitable nursery for landscape plants for over two decades by the original owner. The botanical gardens also have a variety of fruit and tropical flower trees. This is an ideal property for a buyer who wants to “grow things”…whether palms or food.
Two Residential Structures
If I told you the original owner was from Switzerland, you might understand why he built a three-story pole house full of wood and charm. The home is at the top of the property, which provided the residents privacy from the thriving nursery business on the lower portion of the acreage.
The interior main level has living and dining spaces, kitchen and three bedrooms; the top floor is a main bedroom suite.
The cottage in the gulch was originally used as an office and gathering spot to host groups that would come to see the 135 varieties in the tropical palm tree collection. It has one bedroom and a sweet outdoor shower.
If your goal is to live and work on a true agricultural property in North Kohala, own a house with character, and be close to town, this is the only currently active listing that meets those criteria. Asking $1,200,000.