Naalehu, HI 96772
Phone: (808) 937-3751
Listing RemarksThis unique beautiful custom home was designed specifically for it’s site by Ralph Roland. Ralph worked and studied at Taliesin, with famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. After Frank Lloyd Wright died, Ralph moved to Hawaii and spent many years designing upscale homes and commercial structures with renowned tropical architect Hamlet “Lucky” Bennet. Ralph Roland spent years personally directing the construction of this home. His design maximizes ocean, shoreline, and sky views. There’s no development between this property and the ocean. No poles, wires, or signs of civilization detract from mesmerizing views of the ocean splashing against the coastline, visible from all main rooms and lanai’s!
The interior of this one of a kind design emphasizes an open flow, with big rooms and large windows. The kitchen area and bathrooms have tile floors and other flooring is burnt bamboo. Interior wood includes Mahogany, Ohia posts, cherry wood cabinets, and T&G pine ceilings. With the exception of the utility/laundry room, the first floor is a large great room. Interesting angles await your imagination. The kitchen and bar area have matching granite counters. Burnt bamboo steps lead upstairs with a monkey pod post at the top. The landing area includes a bathroom, a stunning ohia post rising high to the open beam ceiling, and a door leads to an outdoor shower. The second floor has Cathedral ceilings rising to 15 feet high, which enhances cross ventilation and air flow. A dressing area plus a full bathroom separate the two main upstairs rooms.
The house has county electricity and water with an 80 gallon Solarhart solar hot water system. There’s a 16’x16’ shed and a 4’x4’x16’ elevated storage building. Mature trees include Samoan dwarf coconut, guava, macadamia nut, mango, ironwood, and Monkey Pod. There’s also a large lava tube/cave on the property! Leave it natural, collapse it to create a grotto/pool....endless possibilities. Must see!