There is a new listing in Puako on the Makai (ocean) side of the road just before Hawaii Life Real Estate office and the Puako General Store; I call it Frank Lloyd Wright meets modern comfort! It’s not at all pretentious, more hip and stylish in a “groovy” sort of way though of high quality. (I point that out so you don’t think lava lamps or bean bag chairs).
It’s spendy; $7.790M and just across the street from the Puako Apartments (the only possible negatives I could find), but worth the attention and a serious look if you are in the market for an oceanfront treasure!
69-1642 Puako Beach Dr. (MLS# 261966)
Puako Oceanfront Home Offers Big Island Luxury & Comfort
From the moment you enter the front gate you just feel it…comfortable elegance! The show stopper is upon stepping onto the expansive open lanai that wraps the entire back side of the house from the lower level master suite to the covered kitchen and dining area…the view is breathtaking; oceanfront, Kohala Mountains, and Maui just beyond your infinity pool edge and lava bed pools of sea turtles.
The home is two story with lots of architectural elements that capture your eye, including the curved stairwell that leads from the great room to the junior master suite and private office, outdoor crows nest workout room.
4 bed/6 bath home with 4,347 sq.ft. of living area
Across the open air covered walkway from the office and stairwell landing on the second floor is one of two luxurious master suites with expansive corner folding windows/doors for year round sunset and ocean views.
The home is very well set up for large groups with 4 private suites and good separation, and also includes a comfortable media room off the open air covered lanai that intertwines throughout the home.
Second floor master view
Puako: A Non-Gated Oceanfront Community on the Kohala Coast
If you are not yet familiar with Puako, it is the only non-gated (no HOA fees) oceanfront community along the Kohala Coastline between The Mauna Lani and Mauna Kea Resorts. It is on a public street, which runs along the ocean for approx. three miles ending at a State Park that separates Puako from Mauna Lani.
It was a fishing village back in the day, but has since been under transformation with many lovely homes taking place of the older and more modest fishing shacks, and is a melting pot of people…all who have one thing in common – they love their laid back non-pretentious Hawaii Lifestyle!
Puako is not for everyone, but if you are more into seeing – the ocean, whale watching, sunsets, and turtles – than being seen, you ought to check it out!
A hui hou!