Captain Cook, Hawaii

A visionary's dream come true, this 16 acre organic homestead utilizes up to date technologies with the goal of energy, food and water self-sufficiency.

Green Home Off the Grid Solar - Photovoltaic
$1,179,000 Asking Price (USD)
$2,164 Annual Property Tax
$1,500 Annual Utility Cost
2,200 Square Feet
4 / 3½ Beds / Baths
16 acres Lot Size
2005 Year Built
Single Family Property Type

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Situated to take advantage of natural air flow for cooling and heating, this home benefits from the pristine nature of the surrounding forest and perched location. Solar photovoltaic electric system and filtered rainwater catchment system is designed for self-sufficiency. The grounds are organically cultivated. No synthetic chemical detergents or products are used in the maintenance of the home.

Property Description

This 15.98 acre property offers an uncommon blend of elegance, utility, quality, forward thinking and enduring craftsmanship. No expense was spared in realizing the goals of energy independence, resource conservation, ecological sensitivity and the comfortable enjoyment of S. Kona's tranquility and abundant beauty.
The primary residence with over 3000sf under roof is rock solid. Acrylic stucco over Hardipanel siding encases the steel-framed building which sits on a 30" block foundation. The entire house is insulated and the interior is finished with 5/8" sheet rock. All windows are vinyl clad and double paned. The home and lanai are porcelain tiled throughout, with lots of birch built-ins, granite counters, Sub-Zero fridge and 6-burner Viking range, manifold plumbing and gas fireplace.Most furnishings are included and an inventory list is available upon request. Gorgeous ocean and coastline views from the kitchen, office/bedroom, lanai and living area stretch north to Kailua-Kona bay and beyond on a clear day.
The large garage complex is similarly constructed and contains a farm workers quarters, power plant and 1248sf garage and workshop. There are three vented, wired and irrigated steel-framed greenhouses with an auxiliary processing/packing building and workers restroom.
All power is supplied by 36 165-watt solar panels and state of the art Outback inverters and charge controllers, backed up by a 20kw Onan generator.
Over 12,000sf(7500gallons per inch of rain) of roof area drains into five catchment tanks with approximately 120,000 gallons of capacity. The home water system features triple filtration followed by UV purification and solar heated hot water. There is a separate system for the farm needs.
The five central acres of the property has been cleared, graded and is planted to a selection of tropical fruits, palms, bamboos and tropical flowers. the upper five acres provides a buffer of native Ohia forest and the lower five acres is old pastureland and forest. The fully organic 15.98 acres at the 1400-1700 ft elevation is very rich and would support coffee and a diversity of food crops. A small cacao orchard is currently in production.

Carefully conceived and expertly realized in beautiful Kaohe, South Kon, this project is a model for what is to come. Secure your future today.
Anyone seeing this property will recognize the incomparable value.

Neighborhood Description

This home is located in a rural area of South Kona surrounded by large acreages, primarily a farming community, approximately 26 miles south of Kailua-Kona. It is at an ideal elevation for ambient temperature (69-78 degrees) and rainfall (45-60 inches).

Market Area

The South Kona area on the island of Hawaii is best known for its premium coffee, fabulous climate, unspoiled landscapes and rich cultural heritage. The home is located 26 miles south of the resort town of Kailua-Kona.

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Air Quality

Agriculture in Area Yes
Industry in Area No
Air Pollution in Area No
Pesticide Free Yes
Fragrance Free Yes
Cleaned with Green Products Yes

Interior Environment

Heating System Fireplace
Cooling System Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Off the Grid
Solar - Photovoltaic
Water System Rain Water Collection
Wastewater System Dry Well

Construction Information

Construction Type Masonry/Concrete
Steel Framing
Exterior Finish Stucco
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint Other
Floor Material Tile
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Vinyl or Vinyl Clad
Insulation Material Fiberglass

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Detached
Number of Cars 4
Garage Area 1248 sqft

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Contact Information

Keith Keffer

PO Box 885
Captain Cook , HI 96704 US

Listing ID: 17925