4 West Hawaii Real Estate | August 31, 2016 Featured Home Unique, 45-acre estate features garden, residential compound Atruly unique, one-of-a-kind property unfolds into 45 splendid acres just north of Kawaihae harbor on the western slope of the Kohala Mountains. The acclaimed Pua Mau Place Gardens is a non-profit 501(c)(3) arboretum and botanical garden known island wide for its delightful array of horticultural attractions and “everblooming” plants. An educational destination open to the public, the gardens come complete with a parking lot, gallery, gift shop, peacock aviary and visitor center. Two separate parcels comprise the entire property, which includes a private residential compound situated on the south side of the upper 22.9- acre parcel. Secluded from the public gardens, the residential area consists of five “pod” buildings designed with artistry, creativity and distinction. Among the residential buildings include a master bedroom cottage; a two-bedroom/two-bath guest cottage; a large studio with bath; a stand-alone kitchen built of koa wood; and a two-car garage with an enormous office featuring expansive views of the mountains and the coastline. Additionally, there are two more one-bedroom guesthouses with full kitchens. A “larger than life” inground swimming pool with water slide provides a refreshing retreat. A hot tub adds to the resort feeling. Pua Mau offers spectacular 180-degree views of the coast from both the gardens and the homes. An artist’s home through and through, the main residence features floors painted like coral reefs, a colorfully designed bathtub and architecturally unique interiors. Zoned for ag, the entire eclectic property offers unlimited ideas for income-generating projects, whether agricultural or visitor related. The established non-profit component of the property beckons like-minded individuals to continue with the vision of a lush garden in this unique area of the Big Island. Pua Mau is just minutes from Kohala Coast resorts, white-sand beaches, the upcountry town of Waimea, and the beautiful destinations of Hawi, Kapaau and Pololu Valley. The garden site features a gradual slope with deep rocky ravines, giving Pua Mau Place its distinctive character. Water for the gardens is supplied by two private wells on the property and is fed through a drip irrigation system. Drinking water is piped in from Kohala Ranch. Pua Mau Place has been featured in a variety of publications including the New York Times, Hana Hou magazine, and 101 Things To Do On The Big Island. Self-guided tours take place at the gardens, which feature mulch-covered avenues for walking enjoyment.
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