Located at a temperate 4,000 feet in elevation in quiet, quaint, historic Volcano Village (gateway town to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park) this unique home is truly one of a kind. Situated at the dead-end of Kalani Honua Loop, surrounded by a mature native forest filled with songs of endemic Hawaiian birds, this artsy, historic home boasts the perfect blend of modern updates and original features. With solid Koa wood cabinetry and granite-tiled counters, the open kitchen features a movable island and newer appliances. The French door entry with stained glass, cozy gas fireplace stove and built-in dining nook create a sense of nostalgia that is difficult to recreate. In one wing of the home, the master enjoys gorgeous views of nature through floor-to-ceiling antique leaded and stained-glass windows which allow views of endemic birds flitting through ohi’a trees from the comfort of your own bed! Soaring ceilings provide a unique sense of space and help bring nature indoors. They also create room for a unique multi-functional loft area built from local ohi’a and sugi woods. On the opposite side, the art studio/library/bedroom 2 has walls of built-ins, nature-loving stained-glass windows and soaring ceilings. Bedroom 3 is the perfect get-away with built-in mango and bamboo desk, vaulted ceilings, natural light and gas stove. The lovingly landscaped yard, created in the Japanese garden style has numerous fruit trees, a greenhouse, producing garden, and a large lawn that can be enjoyed from the rear lanai which also serves as the perfect to watch and photograph Hawaii’s endemic birds! A full basement with laundry/shop space, can be found on the lower level. With easy access to the Hawaii National Park pedestrian trail, this wonderful home is also very close to numerous hiking trails, including Pu’u Maka’ala Natural Area Reserve and Mauna Loa Trail. This home should definitely be on the short list for anyone seeking solace in the Big Island’s unique natural environment!