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52 Laenani, A Distinguished Haiku Home

What makes a home distinguished? Is it the location? Is it the architecture and design? What about the quality of the build? Is it a combination of all of the above? Our new listing in Haiku hits it out of the park based on all three criteria. Built in 2017, 52 Laenani is an extremely well built home, with impressive attributes, a very well thought out floor plan and a beautiful setting at the edge of Maliko Gulch.

Aerial view of 52 Laenani showing the dramatic nature of its setting along Maliko Gulch

The Beauty of Maliko Gulch

About five years ago, I helped the sellers in their search for an ideal Haiku or Upcountry Property. We looked at another home in the Haiku Mauka subdivision. They liked the home, but it wasn’t quite the one. However, what really captivated the sellers about the property was the setting on Maliko Gulch. Its taken a lot of time and a steady flow of water to carve this lush, deep and beautiful gulch. Homes on this side of the gulch also tend to offer great vistas looking towards the West Maui Mountains, the Pacific Ocean and the East end of Molokai. Summer sunsets are often dramatic and colorful. When my buyers found out that one of the two lots in the subdivision that had not been developed was coming to market, they pounced before it hit the MLS.

The front of 52 Laenani with a dramatic covered entry and African Sapele Front Door

A Well Designed Home

With a beautiful home site procured, the sellers went about the process of designing and building a residence equal to its setting. It all starts with the floor plan. I have been in a lot of homes with beautiful finishing on this island. That said, in a number of the homes the floor plan fell far short of the finish. The architect sized the rooms wrong, space was wasted or the flow was all wrong.

The dining, living and kitchen area of the home have soaring ceilings that top out at 16 feet

The floor plan of this home just feels good. Walk in the front door and you enter a large and open living, dining and kitchen area. The space feels that much bigger with ceilings heights that top out at 16 feet. Large sliding glass doors bring in light and open up to a spacious covered lanai that runs the entire length of the home.

The kitchen, dining and living area flow together. The outside living space flows into the living room with big sliders and large windows.
Black granite counters, natural stain cherry wood cabinets, stainless appliances, an oversized island with ohia wood support posts

The kitchen offers a clean design with plenty of space. An oversized island adds room for people to socialize during meal prep or a place to dine for less formal meals.

A spacious master bedroom at 52 Laenani
The view from bed in the master

The central living area separates the master bedroom from the second and third bedrooms. The master itself is a generous space with high ceilings and sliding glass doors that run along the lanai. It has a large walk in closet and a big bathroom. The bathroom includes a double vanity, a free standing tub and walk in shower. A second shower is located outside off the master bath. With complete privacy from your neighbors, it is a great place to rinse off with a view or to wash off the sand after time at the beach.

The Game Room at 52 Laenani in Haiku Mauka on Maliko Gulch

Other notable features of the floor plan include a billiards and media room off the living area and an office off the living room. There is a separate laundry room with a utility sink. The garage is oversized with over 800 square feet of space. That means room for the cars and plenty of room for all of your other toys.

Quality Materials and Custom Finishes

The sellers made good choices when picking materials inside and outside the home. The exterior is stucco and the roof is standing seam metal. Both will weather well in the climate of windward Maui.

Flooring in the home includes durable porcelain tile and dark strand bamboo. The cabinetry in the kitchen is natural finished cherry wood. Counter tops are black granite. A custom acacia wood vanity is in the powder room. There is another custom, acacia wood, surfboard desk top in the office. This is just a partial list of the quality materials evident throughout the home.

Outdoor Spaces

With the climate on Maui, quality outdoor spaces are imperative. As mentioned before, this home has a covered lanai that runs the length of the exterior of the home. It is well oriented to take in views of the gulch, the ocean and the West Maui Mountains. The orientation also takes you out of the teeth of the trade winds while still allowing breezes along the porch. The overhang on the lanai is more than sufficient to shelter you from a passing trade shower.

ocean views from the lanai of the property

The property itself is two acres. The sellers planted citrus, avocado and mango trees. Roughly an acre and a half is flat to gently slop with about a half acre located in steeper gulch. Gated access and perimeter landscaping provide privacy from neighbors.

View from the lanai towards the ocean and West Maui Mountains

Location

We talked about the geography of the land already. It is ultimately what prompted the sellers to buy and build. The property’s location on the North Shore is another selling point. The house is five minutes from Haiku Town Center. There you will find fitness centers, a yoga studio, a small grocery store and some great restaurants including Nuka, my favorite sushi spot on the island. Makawao Town is about eight minutes away. Paia Town and its many restaurants and amenities are a little over 15 minutes from the front gate. There are a number of good public and private schools within 15 minutes drive from the property.

The Haiku Mauka neighborhood is great for walking with limited traffic. Fourth Division Marine Park (Giggle Hill) is just minutes stroll out the front gage of the home.

Find Out More About 52 Laenani

The asking price for 52 Laenani is $2,090,000. Check out the MLS listing for more photos of the property. Qualified Buyers may contact the Maui Real Estate Team to talk to an agent about the property or to arrange an exclusive tour of the home. Not on island? Take a 3D tour of the home to see more features and to get a better feel for the floor plan.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Historic Home in Haiku

The Maui Real Estate Team just listed one of Maui’s oldest standing homes . Originally built in the 1870s, the original owner of the five bedroom, five bathroom home was a doctor for the Plantation. The home’s various owners restored and updated the structure throughout the years. It is extremely rare to see homes on Maui from this era still standing let alone offered for sale.

The exterior of 555 Haiku Road, a historic Plantation Home built in the 1870s.

The Living Space of 555 Haiku Road

The home is entered via a spacious covered lanai. This is a beautiful perch to take in the property’s impressive grounds and enjoy the trade winds. From the lanai, you enter a large living area. The home’s high ceilings give the home a sense of grace spaciousness. A living room off the entry includes wall to ceiling glass windows and sliders that open to a large deck.

The porch of 555 Haiku Road
Living Room of 555 Haiku Road

The kitchen of the home is well suited to hosting gatherings of friends and family with a large range and an oversized sink well suited to entertaining larger groups.

The stove in the kitchen of 555 Haiku Road.

The five bedrooms in the home each have their own character. All five bedrooms also include ensuite bathrooms.

A bedroom at 555 Haiku Road
One of the Bedrooms in this historic home at 555 Haiku Road

The home has many features and small details that you won’t find in new construction. Crystal door knobs, a clawfoot tub in one of the bathrooms, built-ins galore and custom woodwork that frames doorways are all quality touches.

A crystal door knob at 555 Haiku Road

The Grounds of 555 Haiku Road.

The Old Hawaii Style evident in the house is just as apparent as you stroll the grounds of this 1.2 acre property. A majestic mango tree, towering royal palms, numerous fruit trees and a small fish pond highlight the landscape. A barbecue gazebo is another good spot to enjoy the beautiful grounds.

Towering Royal Palms on the grounds of 555 Haiku Road

This home is currently a very active bed and breakfast. In Maui County, Bed and Breakfasts licenses are not transferable. That said, it is possible for a future owner to apply for a new Bed and Breakfast license. Buyers interested in operating a bed and breakfast should do their due diligence with the county planning department.

The Location

555 Haiku Road is located within walking distance of the Haiku Town Center. There you will find popular local restaurants like Nuka and Colleens. There is also a yoga studio, fitness center, a small grocery store and other amenities. The property is less than ten minutes to Ho’okipa Beach Park. Paia town is about twelve minutes from the front door.

Find out More About this Historic Haiku Home

This historic Haiku Home is now listed for $1,220,000. Check out the 555 Haiku Road listing page for additional photos of the property. Take a 3D tour of the home to get a better sense of the floor plan. Contact the Maui Real Estate Team if you have questions or to arrange a showing of the property.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Contemporary Meets Hawaiian Plantation Style

1809 Haiku Road

We are proud to bring another great new listing to market in Haiku. This home blends the charm of Hawaii Plantation Style with contemporary design elements. The three bedroom, two bath home has 1,622 square feet of living space and 400 feet of lanai space.

1809 Haiku Road Exterior

1809 Haiku Road is just over two years old and lightly lived in during that period. The spacious home is enhanced by a floor plan that leaves nary a bit of wasted space. The home has 9-12 foot ceilings throughout. The living, dining area and kitchen are all completely open. French doors open up to the covered lanai providing for nice indoor/outdoor living spaces.

The open floor plan of the living room and the kitchen of 1809 Haiku Road

White walls, rustic tongue and groove flooring and concrete counter tops give the home a fresh look. Double hung windows keep the home light and bright. The kitchen features a double fridge, Bertazzoni Gas Range and other quality fixtures.

A close up of the kitchen area of 1809 Haiku Road

A close up of the stove at 1809 Haiku Road

The master bedroom is 16 feet by 16 feet. It also includes a large walk in closet and a large en suite master bath. The master bath is well appointed with a soaking tub and a walk in shower.

The spacious master bedroom of 1809 Haiku Road

The Master Bathroom of 1809 Haiku Road

The second and third bedrooms share the second bathroom. The second bath includes a walk in shower and stackable washer and dryer.

The lanai of 1809 Haiku Road

While the home was built with a post and pier foundation, it has been walled in to create a very large storage space. If you need more storage, there is room to build a garage or a car port.

The home is situated on a half acre CPR lot. It is part of a small residential condominium development of well designed and well built homes. The neighborhood is just around the corner from Pauwela Cannery. Ho’okipa Beach Park is ten minutes away, and Paia is less than fifteen minutes from the house.

Interested? Find Out More

1809 Haiku Road is offered for sale for $845,000. Check out the 1809 Haiku Road listing page for additional photos and details. You can also see the floor plan and take a 3D tour of the home. Contact The Maui Real Estate Team to ask questions about the property or to arrange a showing.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Old Hawaii Style Home and Cottage in Haiku

Some properties evoke feelings and memories of bygone eras. 1455 West Kuiaha Road in Haiku on Maui’s North Shore is one of those places. This multi-structure property on two well landscaped acres transports you back to Old Hawaii. Gracious living spaces, beautiful outdoor living areas and tropical landscaping help to slow time down on this property.

The house and cottage at 1455 West Kuiaha in Haiku

The house and the garage at 1455 West Kuiaha in Haiku

the living area of the main house of 1455 West Kuiaha

The main home on the property is two bedrooms and one bathrooms. A few notable elements of the property include the following:

  • Vaulted ceilings in the living room
  • Parquet floors in the living room and bedrooms
  • A deep covered lanai
  • An outdoor living room off the detached garage
  • A photovoltaic system that saves energy and keeps down utility bills

The barn of 1455 West Kuiaha in Haiku

The tropical landscaping at 1455 West Kuiaha

The one bedroom ohana has good privacy from the main house and a separate driveway. It also has a large covered lanai that makes for a great place to sit back, relax and enjoy the weather.

This aerial view shows the entire property at 1455 West Kuiaha in Haiku

Hanging out by the fire pit of 1455 West Kuiaha in Haiku

There is an additional permitted storage shed and a permitted barn located on the property. Those structures will surprise with all that they offer for potential buyers.

The landscaping on the property is mature and well established. Plantings were strategically placed to provide privacy between the structures. There are a variety of edibles on the property including breadfruit, citrus, lychee and lilikoi. There are tropical flowers throughout, a grove of betel nut palms and stands of striking golden bamboo. An outdoor fire pit is a nice spot for taking in the tropical scenery and counting stars.

This slice of Old Hawaii is offered for $1,165,000. Check out the 1455 West Kuiaha Road listing page for more photos and details on the property. Contact The Maui Real Estate Team to arrange a tour of the property or to discuss the property with an agent.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Haiku Plantation Style-Well Positioned in the Market

We are excited to announce that the sellers of our listing at 160 Laenani in Haiku have made a nice price reduction right at the start of Maui’s peak home buyer season. This home has four outstanding attributes that make it a compelling offering for North Shore home buyers.

    • Size.This property includes a three bedroom, two and a half bath home with over 3,000 square feet of living space and over 1,100 square feet of additional lanai space. There is also a separate one bedroom/one bath ohana with a carport and a nice covered lanai. The two structures are located on a spacious, fenced and gently sloped two acre lot.
  • Quality. Hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, lots of built in bookshelves, a sunken living room, granite kitchen counters and stainless steel appliances are just some of the quality features associated with this Haiku home.

 

  • Views. This home boasts beautiful views of the ocean, Maliko Gulch, The West Maui Mountains and the East End of Molokai. Summer Sunsets can be spectacular.
  • Location. It’s tough to find a better location in Haiku. You are about five minutes drive from the Haiku Cannery and Haiku Town Center. There you will find find restaurants like Colleen’s, Nuka, Maui Kombucha, Hana Hou and Veg Out; a small grocery store; a fitness center and a Yoga Studio. The home is just over five minutes from Makawao’s restaurants and shops. Paia is fifteen minutes away and the world renowned Ho’okipa Beach Park is even closer. Families will appreciate all of the good education options that are within in a short distance of this location. This home is located in a nice microclimate within Haiku with not too much rain and cool night time temperatures.

This quality Haiku property is now offered for $1,595,000. Check out the 160 Laenani Street, Haiku listing page for additional photos and details on the property. Contact The Maui Real Estate Team to arrange a showing.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Haiku Perfection

The Maui Real Estate Team is excited to announce a great new listing out in Haiku. This perfect Haiku property combines a great floor plan, quality construction, beautiful views and an ideal location.

Built in 2000, the home is as clean and well maintained as they come. The interior includes bamboo floors throughout, an elegant and functional kitchen with new stainless appliances and a master suite with a walk-in closet and its own private lanai. Other amenities include a home office with a high speed Internet connection, a bonus room and bath connected to the main house by a covered breezeway, an outdoor shower and a free standing two car garage. The vistas from the home may be the best amenity. The West Maui Mountains, the east end of Molokai, Kahakuloa, Haiku Hill and a whole lot of the big blue Pacific combine to create a stunning panorama. Two covered lanai and big windows invite you to take in the scenery whether you are inside or out. The home is situated at the end of a quiet country road. It has a pastoral feel and setting, yet it is within walking distance to Haiku town and less than 10 minutes to Hookipa Beach Park. If that’s not enough, the owner built a really cool pump track in the back, it can either stay, or be leveled for the new owner.

This is a residential condominium. This post card perfect Haiku property is being offered for $895,000. The sellers are open to selling the tasteful furnishings separately. Contact the Maui Real Estate Team for additional information or to arrange a showing of this rare and beautiful home today! Check out the 2645 Alohia Place listing web page for additional property details and photos.

Pete Jalbert