Stone Crusher Estate – a private estate, family compound, or corporate retreat property located in Hawi, North Kohala, an hour from the Kona airport. Two fully permitted homes, with a total of 8 bedrooms and 6 full baths. Each home has generous lanai spaces, allowing you to enjoy indoor/outdoor living with ocean and Maui views from one home and groomed lawns, gardens and 100-year-old trees from the other.
The homes were designed in a style that echoes elements of traditional rural Japanese architecture which are also often found in modern Hawaiian architecture. Lots of wood, large veranda or lanai surrounding the home and joining living and sleeping elements, siting with relationship to the natural environment, sliding pocket doors. Central great rooms in each house open to the wrap around lanai that connects four bedrooms per house located in separate pods.
Both homes are tastefully and simply furnished with Asian and Balinese furnishings, which are included with an acceptable offer. Additional structures include a gazebo in the garden and a separate studio for yoga, dance, or perhaps a large office? And above the six-stall carport is a billiards room.
With only about three acres developed, there is plenty of room if you want to garden, farm or keep animals. Portions of the property are in accessible gulches, which pre-contact Hawaiians considered the best areas for planting.
The name of the road “Stone Crusher” is a reference to more recent plantation-era history. North Kohala is known as the birthplace of Kamehameha I who unified the Hawaiian Islands. The estate is located in between the charming towns of Hawi and Kapaau, with their restaurants, art galleries, and boutiques. Enjoy a lively farmers market on Saturdays or buy from farm stands during the week. The beaches and amenities of the Kohala Coast resorts are an easy half hour drive away.