Clearly, Bev Gannon has excellent taste. The renowned chef and restaurateur is a household name on Maui, and for good reason: She has been pleasing palates with her culinary creations for the past 30 years. So, it comes as no surprise that the nearly seven acre timeless plantation estate in Upcountry Maui Bev bought with her music-producer husband, Joe, is just as appealing as her celebrated recipes.
Quietly nestled at the end of a long, private driveway, the two-story residence evokes a distinctly vintage feel and is simultaneously luxurious and casual. The home is a fusion of past and present; it was built in 1938, and since then, it has only had two owners.
The first thing you’ll notice is the abundance of natural light—the designer of the home, Charles W. Dickey, incorporated an abundance of windows. The late architect was known for his distinctive style of Hawaiian architecture; he was the mastermind behind a number of well-known buildings in Hawaii, including the Alexander & Baldwin building, the Halekulani Hotel and the Kamehameha Schools campus buildings.
Obviously, Dickey had a talent for designing large spaces. This picture-perfect home is tailored for indoor-outdoor enjoyment. The airy, sunlit dining and living areas offer ample space for entertaining and there are three large bedrooms, each with its own full bathroom.
Not surprisingly, the crown jewel of this home is the gourmet kitchen. The Top Chef-worthy space was designed by Gannon herself and features honed granite, Carrara marble, stainless steel and Koa countertops, Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances and plenty of storage.
The grounds include an outdoor entertaining area, a lily pond, manicured lawns, fruit trees, flower and herb gardens and a show-stopping, century-old Banyan tree. There is also a detached one-bedroom, one bath ‘ohana on the property.
This secluded estate is ideally located just a few minutes away from Makawao and Haiku Towns, a short drive from Paia Town and 15 minutes from Kahului Airport. This is a property were the design of the home and the beauty of the land are in synch. Everyone who comes to this property feels good.