Courtney Brown ¦ Island Sotheby’s Int’l Rlty(L) ¦ 808-250-0210
About This 1918 Historic House In Makawao Hawaii
Journey back in time to a simpler life…one of peace and serenity surrounded by the natural beauty of Upcountry Maui. Positioned at the edge of Haleakala Ranch and State Lands on approximately 60 wooded acres, this is an incredibly private setting. The home enjoys a vantage point that opens to sweeping views across central Maui and the West Maui Mountains to the waves breaking along the North Shore.
Built in 1918, the current owners have spent several years lovingly restoring the home. Each pane of glass was preserved, cleaned and replaced within refurbished window frames and hardware to match the era. Years of paint and wallpaper were stripped to take the home back to its original finish. The kitchen has been updated with modern appliances that retain the vintage charm.
A thriving farm garden is located just off the kitchen with wisteria and fragrant climbing roses, perfect for gathering vegetables for meals and flowers for the table. The large lanai features a hot tub perfectly perched to take in the views and the night sky, while in the meadow below is a heated 30 x 80 lap pool. The expansive property features a gated entrance with a long private driveway, and offers secluded hiking, surrounded by the wildlife of Upcountry, including pheasants and deer. At an elevation of 3573 feet, this Olinda estate is the perfect Mountain escape from Maui’s tropical heat.
Take in the best of life upcountry: hike in nearby Makawao Forest Reserve, shop at the Kula Farmer’s Market, watch a Polo match down the road at Oskie Rice Arena, or venture into Makawao town, known for its shops, restaurants and T. Komoda’s Store and Bakery. One of Maui’s best schools, Seabury Hall, is located at the beginning of the road, and hosts many events such as the annual craft fair in May.
Photography Credit: Johnathon Russell – JBR LIFE Media LLC