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Vintage Hawaii Houses: Finding Hawaii’s Historic Treasures

Vintage Kula House – Nestled Amongst Koa Trees and Exotic Protea

I always get excited when first entering a house on Maui that has stood for 60 years or more. I’ve helped buyers and sellers with vintage houses in Haiku, Wailuku, Kihei, and Kahului, but this is my first experience at 4,000 feet in Kula. The air here drapes its freshness and coolness on all the vegetation— while warm sun finds its way through the trees and stirs its way into the oxygen creating a lung soothing cocktail that delights the soul. The flowers (some pictured below) delight in the elevation, and among them, the King Protea — originally from South Africa — thrives in the rich soil and cool air.

How Do You Find Vintage Homes on Maui?

While we have little to complain about living on Maui, I can find it very easy to complain about the generally uninteresting architecture that proliferates. However, whenever a vintage house hits the market, my ears prick up and I do my best to go check out the house whether I am working with a buyer or not. I also maintain a mailing list for people interested in Vintage Properties on Maui — If you’d like to be notified about pre-1970s listings, drop me an email and let me know. I’ll be happy to add you to the list (your email will never be shared). Reach out: liamball@hawaiilife.com

Real Estate Matchmaking Perfection

I’ve always maintained that when working with buyers, as Realtors we are matchmakers. This house pictured below has to be the best match of my career. My buyers had very narrow requirements: charm, higher elevation, ideally with established Protea, privacy, views, and processing barns with acreage. Max price $800,000.

IMPOSSIBLE, you say? That’s kind of what I was thinking. Magic happens: Cooke Road – 4,000 feet elevation, Established Protea farm, 8 acres, 2 bed 2 bath vintage house with tons of charm, two giant barns, views. SERIOUSLY. Asking price: $749,000. See more about the listing here: Cooke Road.

Vintage Home Listings Currently Active on Maui

Here’s a curated list of properties ranging in age from 1940s to 1875!

Liam’s Vintage House List

If you have a vintage house you’d like to sell, let’s talk!

Liam Ball RB-21691 | 808.280.7809 | liamball@hawaiilife.com

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