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Maliu Ridge – Hawi Homes for Sale

I just listed a home for sale in the Maliu Ridge subdivision of Hawi, North Kohala.

Maliu Ridge is not a gated community, but is considered an upscale location because of its underground utilities, street lights and CC&Rs.  Years ago the community voted to disband the Homeowners Association as most lots had been built upon, there are no shared services or amenities to require monthly or annual dues, and the function of reviewing architectural plans had pretty much ceased. Hence, it is what many buyers are looking for: nice homes on small acreage, most with ocean view, and a rural but not isolated community – and no association dues.

Maliu Ridge home on acreage for sale

Maliu Ridge homes are set on 1-3 acre lots at about a 1300-1400ʻ elevation approximately two miles from Hawi town.

Newly Listed by Hawaiʻi Life: Maliu Ridge home on 1.5 acres with ocean view

In this well established neighborhood it is not rare to find residents who have lived there for 15 or 20 years. That is the case with the seller of my new Maliu Ridge listing, who in 2007 gutted and renovated a home originally purchased as a rental property. The home features a well-appointed kitchen with custom cabinetry designed by an avid cook, upscale appliances most of which have been recently replaced, and an ocean view at the main kitchen sink (there is a prep sink in the large island as well).

Kitchen in new Maliu Ridge listing

Seller thought through every detail of this kitchen, from the custom cabinets to the “grand piano” design of the island.

Other sought-after features of this home are the large lanai with its ocean views and sunset colors, and the greenhouse, equipment shed, and extensive plantings for the serious gardener.

55-3380 Puu Mamo Dr Hawi

Enjoy the ocean view and peaceful rural setting of this Maliu Ridge home near Hawi, North Kohala

Greenhouse and extensive gardens at Maliu Ridge home

Greenhouse for the gardener — the property has extensive plantings including pineapple, fruit trees, protea and roses, raised garden beds for vegetables

Two More Maliu Ridge Homes for Sale

Looking for a home with a detached guest suite? Just down the road is another Maliu Ridge listing with a separate living space for guests or family.

Detached guest suite at Maliu Ridge home for sale

Living room in the guest suite of a Maliu Ridge home for sale — also features a full kitchen, just across the lanai from the main house.

The third active listing at Maliu Ridge has really unique architecture and the current owners have done a tasteful remodel of the interior and finishes. I have always been a fan of this home, but it does require a buyer who is not opposed to stairs as part of its charm is its multiple levels and spaces. You will want to review the Matterport tour to understand the floor plan if you are considering homes remotely.

architecturally unique Maliu RIdge home for sale

Looking down at living spaces from the primary bedroom level upstairs — the architecture brings the outside in at this Maliu Ridge home.

Recent Sales Prices Consistent at Maliu Ridge

Seven homes have sold at Maliu Ridge over the past year, with fairly consistent pricing. Big ocean and sunset views will always command a premium, and Maliu Ridge II homes tend to have a west-facing views and sometimes views of Maui. Of the three current listings, all are in Maliu Ridge I (the first increment), and only my listing has much of an ocean view, which is to the north.

Summary – Maliu Ridge Home Sales
# Lowest Highest Average Median Mode
Listings 7 $1,293,000 $1,500,000 $1,386,286 $1,399,000 N/A
MLS Sale $ 7 $1,262,000 $1,500,000 $1,367,143 $1,325,000 N/A
DOM to sale 7 0 113 31 6 N/A
Sale/Current Price 7 94.7% 100.7% 98.6% 100.0% 100.0%
Price per Land SqFt 7 $17 $30 $23 $23 N/A
Price per Bldg SqFt 7 $543 $835 $659 $603 N/A

If you are interested in Maliu Ridge or any of the other North Kohala homes on acreage, give me a call to discuss your criteria so we can figure out the best fit. I have listed and sold properties in all the Kohala subdivisions and outside of them as well. This is where I live and I would be happy to tell you why!

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