373 Ulumalu Rd | .73 Acre | 3,282 sq.ft. living | 4 BR / 2.5 BA | MLS #380754
Peaceful Eucalyptus Grove in Haiku, Maui
Tucked away down a long driveway off Ulumalu Road in Haiku lies a private, magical grove of mature eucalyptus trees. They wave gently in the trade wind breezes, whispering to anyone lucky enough to stand below. Maui sunshine filters through the leaves, providing warmth and light for bananas, guavas, cashews, and citrus, not to mention a variety of island florals. The nearly 3/4 acre agricultural-zoned flag lot is framed by towering Norfolk pines. The biggest benefit of living in one of Maui’s established neighborhoods versus a new development is that all of this landscaping has been flourishing for decades at this point and is ready for a new owner to immediately enjoy.
Large Versatile Plantation Home
Since the home was originally constructed in 1963 only two families have ever lived here. The core of the residence is a historical plantation home. Lots of charming details like solid hardwood floors — those are pretty much priceless! Also built-in shelving and a working wood-burning fireplace perfect for toasting marshmallows any night of the week. The large open kitchen has tall ceilings, a giant peninsula, and tons of cabinet space. The family room connects to the other wing of the home with more of those high ceilings, a large laundry closet, and a bar sink.
Over 1400 Square Feet of Bonus Space
Off the family room are three huge bonus rooms totaling over 1400 square feet that could be used for additional sleeping areas, recreation space, a workout room, art studio, workshop, storage — whatever you can imagine! This amount of multipurpose flexibility is extremely rare. There’s also a two-car garage with an additional storage room and a covered carport along the gravel roundabout driveway. Out back is a 234 square foot covered porch that overlooks the lush greenery. On a clear day, there’s a true “peek-a-boo” ocean view from the porch. And if 3200+ square feet is not enough living space in one home, zoning allows for construction of an accessory farm dwelling.
Skylights throughout the home invite in extra natural light. There’s a solar water heater, and, to top it off, the home has a photovoltaic system to convert solar energy into electricity, resulting in lower electricity bills for the homeowner. The PV system is leased and that is transferable to the new homeowner.
There’s so much more than meets the eye here at this magical Ulumalu property, and it’s truly a delight to explore. Less than 30 minutes to the Kahului airport, close to groceries, dining, and shopping in the Paia and Haiku country towns, and minutes away from some of the world’s most epic North Shore surf at Jaws and Hookipa. Call or email me for additional information on 373 Ulumalu Road and to schedule a showing! Aloha!