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It is refreshing when a home’s vernacular architecture exhibits an effortless fluency with the traditional ethos in which it is sited.

Translation:
“Check this place out! Now that is a Volcano house in all the best ways. Form and function, baby. Smart design. Smart materials. Respect for the land. Got no shade to throw.”

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19-4020 HAUNANI RD, VOLCANO, HI 96785

It is refreshing when a home’s vernacular architecture exhibits an effortless fluency with the traditional ethos in which it is sited.

Translation:
Check this place out! Now that is a Volcano house in all the best ways. Form and function, baby. Smart design. Smart materials. Respect for the land. Got no shade to throw.

Offered at $459,000

19-4020 Haunani Rd, Volcano, HI 96785

Offered at $459,000

Take a Video Tour

What’s easier than watching a short video to check a place out?

121 seconds is all it takes to give you a jaw-dropping number of details about Haunani House…in movie trailer style. And who doesn’t love a good movie trailer? Gift yourself at least this 121 seconds right now.

Will you be the next owner to find inspiration living here? Have you seen this social media ad on your feed? We’d love to know.
Original soundtrack composed and performed by Will Jerrold.

Take a Digital Tour

What’s easier than watching a short video to check a place out?

121 seconds is all it takes to give you a jaw-dropping number of details about Haunani House and its historic location…in movie trailer style. And who doesn’t love a good movie trailer? Gift yourself at least this 121 seconds right now.

Will you be the next owner to find inspiration living here? Have you seen this social media ad on your feed? We’d love to know.
Original soundtrack composed and performed by Will Jerrold.

Shhh…it’s still a secret

Is Hawaii the best? Well, yeah. But let’s be honest, not all of us are trying to live in 24/7 tropical heat and a never-ending need for air conditioning. #Amirite? So…

Here’s an insider’s tip: There are a few remarkable locations here that arguably maintain the best seasons anywhere on Earth. Gloriously sunny summers that feel like the best spring days at 72ºF (22ºC) -and- though we do have a winter, you won’t be doing much sledding…well…any sledding. And holy smokes does everything you want to grow, grow here! Look at all of the great foods and flowers the Farmer’s Almanac recommends growing on Haunani House’s full ½-acre of land that sits squarely within Hardiness Zone 11.

We have house plants the size of houses, something blooming year-round, and a daily mix of air purified by tropicals rains and warmed by the glorious sun. If you’re like us, infused with life, vigor, and good health by spending time in nature every day…Haunani House is heavenly.

Anthurium from the garden decorate the pāhoehoe bathroom in a local artist’s crafted stoneware wall vase. The wall is a custom, sculptural interpretation of pāhoehoe lava by another artist.

Hawaii…but

with seasons

There are forty-seven mature ‘ōhi’a trees on the property. Many native Hawaiian traditions refer to the tree, with fiery red blooms, and the forests it forms as sacred to Pele, the volcano goddess.

Hawaii…but

with seasons

There are forty-seven mature ‘ōhi’a trees on the property. Many native Hawaiian traditions refer to the tree, with fiery red blooms, and the forests it forms as sacred to Pele, the volcano goddess.

Shhh…it’s still a secret

Is Hawaii the best? Well, yeah. But let’s be honest, not all of us are trying to live in 24/7 tropical heat and a never-ending need for air conditioning. #Amirite? So…

Here’s an insider’s tip: There are a few remarkable locations here that arguably maintain the best seasons anywhere on Earth. Gloriously sunny summers that feel like the best spring days at 72ºF (22ºC) -and- though we do have a winter, you won’t be doing much sledding…well…any sledding. And holy smokes does everything you want to grow, grow here! Look at all of the great foods and flowers the Farmer’s Almanac recommends growing on Haunani House’s full ½-acre of land that sits squarely within Hardiness Zone 11.

We have house plants the size of houses, something blooming year-round, and a daily mix of air purified by tropicals rains and warmed by the glorious sun. If you’re like us, infused with life, vigor, and good health by spending time in nature every day…Haunani House is heavenly.

Anthurium from the garden decorate the pāhoehoe bathroom in a local artist’s crafted stoneware wall vase. The wall is a custom, sculptural interpretation of pāhoehoe lava by another artist.

Connect

Thank You –

Virginia MacDonald

If time is the greatest luxury, then surely togetherness is a close second. Architect Virginia MacDonald understood this and became a role model for so many designers. You can see her influence in the intentional use of primarily 8-ft walls that leave a clear view of the soaring 18 ft ceiling, numerous skylights & clerestory, and, most importantly, adhering to the principles of passive heating and cooling found in her book.

Still, a certain amount of privacy is required in a family home. So, while Haunani House was optimized for its residents’ connection & energy efficiency, you’ll appreciate that the owner’s suite is smartly partitioned by traditional, pragmatic, and full floor-to-ceiling walls.

Bedrooms

Baths

18-foot ceiling

CONNECT

Thank You,

Virginia MacDonald

If time is the greatest luxury, then surely togetherness is a close second. Architect Virginia MacDonald understood this and became a role model for so many designers. You can see her influence in the intentional use of primarily 8-ft walls that leave a clear view of the soaring 18 ft ceiling, numerous skylights, and clerestory.

However, a certain amount of privacy is required in a family home. So, while Haunani House is optimized for its residents’ connection, you’ll appreciate that the owner’s suite is smartly partitioned by traditional, pragmatic, and full floor-to-ceiling walls. 

Bedrooms

Baths

18-foot ceiling

Owner’s Suite

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Owner’s Suite

2nd Bedroom

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2nd Bedroom

Daybed Bay

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Daybed Bay

Owner’s Suite

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details about the Owner’s Suite

2nd Bedroom

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details about the 2nd Bedroom

Daybed Bay

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Talk to a Realtor®

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Talk to a Realtor®

Timely & Timeless

In The Details

full color, full size images are visible in the hd gallery below

Rise with the sun

This built-in, benched, breakfast nook sits in the path of morning sun and has 3 bonuses hidden in it. When you visit, we challenge you to identify them. 

Organization Abounds

In addition to a laundry room/pantry combo located just off the kitchen, you will find extra storage in many places here, including hidden nooks, the “wood shed,” and the detached garage.

Engineered Bamboo

Nothing is indestructible, but bamboo flooring can last upwards of 50 years if maintained properly. Bamboo is harder than most hardwoods and pest resistant, which makes it extremely durable.

70-year Roof

Metal roofs can last up to 70 years. Plus, you get that beautiful sound when it rains.

copper

Copper is a uniquely beautiful countertop (not overused and mundane like granite). You’ll find copper is a design theme here. These unsealed countertops develop one-of-a-kind patinas & textures, and are simple to clean with just a soft cloth, soap & water. 

Sustainability Is In

SunPower solar ranks #1 for efficiency and best-of-the-best solar for home installation.

Low Impact

Garage floor is crushed rock which, like the post & pier construction of the main home, is non-disruptive to the lot’s natural hydrological cycle. 

Rinnai®

Like AC splits, this recently installed 17,000 BTU direct-vent furnace is smart, zoned heating.

Propane

Added to power the Rinnai®, propane burns cleanly, is less expensive than electric, and it heats air faster over short bursts than electric heat. Plus, it meets EPA clean air standards.

Safety First

Under cabinet lighting functions as a beautiful night light to safely guide your footsteps in both the kitchen and main bath.

Solid on the Rocks

Stone is reliable. Granite is both reliable and beautiful. It’s what kitchen islands were made for.

Oceanic Charms

Born of the ocean, limestone is as varied as nature herself. A fitting tribute to your home by the sea, you’ll find limestone artfully fit in the best places here. 

We Time.

Need to reconnect? Invite your sweetheart to help you wash your back in this generous shower room. Maybe size does matter.

Dramatic

The main bathroom walls have been sculped by a local artist to recreate the birth of Hawaii. From under the floating vanity molten lava pours, circles the room and cools into the beautiful textures that are so iconic in Hawaii now.

Thematic

You’ll recognize the typical ropey texture and patterning in the artists interpretetion of pāhoehoe. 

Let the sun shine in

The home’s 18 foot, nearly uninterrupted ceiling from front to back, with skylights and clerestory, allow the sun to both heat and cool the home passively. This book has a full explanation. 

Cohesive design

Did we mention the stunning (and pricey) copper theme? Yes? Oh, good. We find it arresting how it pops out to surprise and delight the eye here. 

10K Gallons

Legit rainforst benefit = full independence. Your cistern holds enough water to sustain a typical 4-person family for a month. Plus, it basically refills itself with the routine rains that happen after sunset when the air cools… for FREE!

UV Filtration

Typical filtration of catchment water is great for showers, washing dishes, etc. But UV filtration is basically hospital-grade sterilization, making it completely safe to drink. And we found it yummy yummy yummy. 

You're an Energy Star

True, with solar energy and catchment water, this Energy Star grading is almost overkill, but hey, every little bit helps and it will keep your propane bill lower and less frequent.

4KW on demand

Leased SunPower® solar panels paired with this SunPower® inverter deliver 4KW of on-demand energy when the sun shines. Available for purchase from SunPower® at any time, too.

knotty & Nice

Soft pine accents are a truly fitting theme in a rainforest retreat, no? Easily identified, this soft wood is light in color with dark knots, plus. pine is resistant to shrinking & swelling.

Practical Whimsey

The custom lighting units found both inside and outside the home reflect nature in their cohesive design.

The Big Guns

LG® – GE® – Broan® – these brands need no introduction except to say, “Dey in da house!” Oh, and many of them are top of their line.

Painless double-panes

Jeld-Wen® double-paned windows fold in for easy cleaning. 

Timely & Timeless

In The Details

full color, full size images are visible in the hd gallery below

Rise with the sun

This built-in, benched, breakfast nook sits in the path of morning sun and has 3 bonuses hidden in it. When you visit, we challenge you to identify them. 

Organization Abounds

In addition to a laundry room/pantry combo located just off the kitchen, you will find extra storage in many places here, including hidden nooks, the “wood shed,” and the detached garage.

Engineered Bamboo

Nothing is indestructible, but bamboo flooring can last upwards of 50 years if maintained properly. Bamboo is harder than most hardwoods and pest resistant, which makes it extremely durable.

70-year Roof

Metal roofs can last up to 70 years. Plus, you get that beautiful sound when it rains.

copper

Copper is a uniquely beautiful countertop (not overused and mundane like granite). You’ll find copper is a design theme here. These unsealed countertops develop one-of-a-kind patinas & textures, and are simple to clean with just a soft cloth, soap & water. 

Sustainability Is In

SunPower solar ranks #1 for efficiency and best-of-the-best solar for home installation.

Low Impact

Garage floor is crushed rock which, like the post & pier construction of the main home, is non-disruptive to the lot’s natural hydrological cycle. 

Rinnai®

Like AC splits, this recently installed 17,000 BTU direct-vent furnace is smart, zoned heating.

Propane

Added to power the Rinnai®, propane burns cleanly, is less expensive than electric, and it heats air faster over short bursts than electric heat. Plus, it meets EPA clean air standards.

Safety First

Under cabinet lighting functions as a beautiful night light to safely guide your footsteps in both the kitchen and main bath.

Solid on the Rocks

Stone is reliable. Granite is both reliable and beautiful. It’s what kitchen islands were made for.

Oceanic Charms

Born of the ocean, limestone is as varied as nature herself. A fitting tribute to your home by the sea, you’ll find limestone artfully fit in the best places here. 

We Time.

Need to reconnect? Invite your sweetheart to help you wash your back in this generous shower room. Maybe size does matter.

Dramatic

The main bathroom walls have been sculped by a local artist to recreate the birth of Hawaii. From under the floating vanity molten lava pours, circles the room and cools into the beautiful textures that are so iconic in Hawaii now.

Thematic

You’ll recognize the typical ropey texture and patterning in the artists interpretetion of pāhoehoe. 

Let the sun shine in

The home’s 18 foot, nearly uninterrupted ceiling from front to back, with skylights and clerestory, allow the sun to both heat and cool the home passively. This book has a full explanation. 

Cohesive design

Did we mention the stunning (and pricey) copper theme? Yes? Oh, good. We find it arresting how it pops out to surprise and delight the eye here. 

10K Gallons

Legit rainforst benefit = full independence. Your cistern holds enough water to sustain a typical 4-person family for a month. Plus, it basically refills itself with the routine rains that happen after sunset when the air cools… for FREE!

UV Filtration

Typical filtration of catchment water is great for showers, washing dishes, etc. But UV filtration is basically hospital-grade sterilization, making it completely safe to drink. And we found it yummy yummy yummy. 

You're an Energy Star

True, with solar energy and catchment water, this Energy Star grading is almost overkill, but hey, every little bit helps and it will keep your propane bill lower and less frequent.

4KW on demand

Leased SunPower® solar panels paired with this SunPower® inverter deliver 4KW of on-demand energy when the sun shines. Available for purchase from SunPower® at any time, too.

knotty & Nice

Soft pine accents are a truly fitting theme in a rainforest retreat, no? Easily identified, this soft wood is light in color with dark knots, plus, pine is resistant to shrinking & swelling.

Practical Whimsey

The custom lighting units found both inside and outside the home reflect nature in their cohesive design.

The Big Guns

LG® – GE® – Broan® – these brands need no introduction except to say, “Dey in da house!” Oh, and many of them are top of their line.

Painless double-panes

Jeld-Wen® double-paned windows fold in for easy cleaning. 

By The Numbers

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Garage Parking

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($) Monthly Property Tax

Effective Year Built

NEAREST PARK: Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park (miles)

NEAREST BEACH: Punalu'u Black Sands (mins drive)

NEAREST GOLF: Volcano Country Club (miles)

By The Numbers

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Garage Parking

Sqr Ft Garage

Sqr Ft Land

($) Monthly Property Tax

Effective Year Built

NEAREST PARK: HAWAI'I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK (MILES)

NEAREST BEACH: PUNALU'U BLACK SANDS (MINS DRIVE)

NEAREST GOLF: VOLCANO COUNTRY CLUB (MILES)

open house notice

Mark Your Calendar

The Hawaii Association of Realtors® has agreed to hold no open houses until it is safe to do so. We value everyone’s health and safety. (And wouldn’t it be ironic to get sick trying to buy this healthy and sustainable home?) 

For now, we will provide you many, many online resources to get to know the house, and when you’re ready we will arrange a socially-isolated way of allowing you to tour the property safely.

Contact a Realtor® to arrange a private showing.

open house notice

Mark Your Calendar

The Hawaii Association of Realtors® has agreed to hold no open houses until it is safe to do so. We value everyone’s health and safety. (And wouldn’t it be ironic to get sick trying to buy this healthy and sustainable home?) 

For now, we will provide you many, many online resources to get to know the house, and when you’re ready we will arrange a socially-isolated way of allowing you to tour the property safely.

Contact a Realtor® to arrange a private showing.

Top Destination: Home

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off the grid and the rat race

“The house is unique in the best ways. We’ve never seen anything like it. Visually, the house was near perfect when we bought it in 2017. Since then we’ve invested a little over $20K in 3 themes: energy efficiency | creature comforts | basic maintenance. Now it not only looks new, it lives new.”

~Bill & Linda, home sellers

Both you and your visitors will consider your home the destination of choice with virtually every modern convenience available in this undisturbed Big Island location that is filled with history and adventure. Upgrades made in the last 38 months** include:

 

  • 12 panels (total: 4KW) Sunpower® solar array & inverter leased
    • Monthly lease: $137
  • Maintained net metering contract with HELCO
    • Avg. monthly power bill: $60
    • SAVINGS: typical power bill in Volcano, HI for non-solar HELCO customers is ~$200/month
  • Rinnai® direct vent furnace and propane plumbing
  • DWS® UV water sterilizer system added 2019
  • Numerous native and zone-appropriate flowers added to landscaping
  • Garden shed rebuilt 2019
**as of Mar 2020

Top Destination: Home

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OFF THE GRID AND THE RAT RACE

“Visually, the house was near perfect when we bought it in 2017. Since then we’ve invested a little over $20K in 3 themes: energy efficiency | creature comforts | basic maintenance. Now it not only looks new, it lives new.”

~Bill & Linda, home sellers
Both you and your visitors will consider your home the destination of choice with virtually every modern convenience available in this undisturbed Big Island location that is filled with history and adventure. Upgrades made in the last 38 months** include:
Click to Open Improvements List
  • 12 panels (total: 4KW) Sunpower® solar array & inverter leased
    • Monthly lease: $137
  • Maintained net metering contract with HELCO
    • Avg. monthly power bill: $60
    • SAVINGS: typical power bill in Volcano, HI for non-solar HELCO customers is ~$200/month
  • Rinnai® direct vent furnace and propane plumbing
  • DWS® UV water sterilizer system added 2019
  • Numerous native and zone-appropriate flowers added to landscaping
  • Garden shed rebuilt 2019
**as of Mar 2020

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A Look Outside

Food forestry. Dogscaping. Micro-gardens. Indoor/outdoor living. Low impact design. Natural hydrology.

When you visit this home for the first time, come through the gate and meander up the garden path. Smell the flowers. Eat any ripe guava you see. Slow down for a minute. Take your time. Chit-chat with the wildlife or any art-school students you see next door. (You’ll have to look hard to see them thru the dense plant life.) If you’re gonna be the next owner of this intelligent landscape, we hope you’ll walk it like you mean it. Kick off your shoes and feel the grass between your toes. Look at the official flower of the Big Island growing on all of the trees above you. And, when you’re ready, make your way to the covered front lanai for a sit with us. We might be serving fresh lemonade. We’ll have water for sure.

A Look Outside

Food forestry. Dogscaping. Micro-gardens. Indoor/outdoor living. Low impact design. Natural hydrology.

When you visit this home for the first time, come through the gate and meander up the garden path. Smell the flowers. Eat any ripe guava you see. Slow down for a minute. Take your time. Chit-chat with the wildlife or any art-school students you see next door. (You’ll have to look hard to see them thru the dense plant life.) If you’re gonna be the next owner of this intelligent landscape, we hope you’ll walk it like you mean it. Kick off your shoes and feel the grass between your toes. Look at the official flower of the Big Island growing on all of the trees above you. And, when you’re ready, make your way to the covered front lanai for a sit with us. We might be serving fresh lemonade. We’ll have water for sure.

Exhaustive photographic coverage of the horticulture of the garden is available in the HD photography section above.

OUR eXpERT AGENT

“I’ve been excited to say something about this property ever since my dear friends, Bill & Linda, asked me to list it. I can now share my feeling that this home is unlike any other and a perfect fit for a distinct type of person.”

~ Patti Kam

LISTING AGENT

Patti Kam

Realtor-Associate®, RS-64016

+1 (808) 960-3198

OUR eXpERT AGENT

“I’ve been excited to say something about this property ever since my dear friends, Bill & Linda, asked me to list it. I can now share my feeling that this home is unlike any other and a perfect fit for a distinct type of person.”

~ Patti Kam

LISTING AGENT

Patti Kam

Realtor-Associate®, RS-64016

+1 (808) 960-3198

Get in touch.

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