Hamlet Charles Bennett has designed many of the most beautiful and desirable homes on the Big Island. Known for his spectacular estates designed for movie moguls, sports stars, and celebrities, Bennett is one of the most sought after architects in Hawaii. The fact that his private residence is on the market is big news for those looking for a architectural masterpiece.
Nesteled in the hills above Keauhou, this four bedroom/ three bath home is unlike any property you’ve seen before. From the moment you descend the winding drive under the gorgeous canopy of Rose Apple trees you will be transported to a tropical dreamscape.
Step across a brick bridge over a koi pond and enter this amazing home handcrafted with materials from old Hawaii. The walls are made of redwood transported from a water tower that was part of an old sugar mill. The thick koa wood floors are from the coolers of an old ice house. The 4000 bricks used to build this home are from the Heinaloli Road Sugar Mill and date back to 1901.
Bennett is a master at framing beautiful views and every room in the house has a spectacular view. However, nothing compares to the view from the master bedroom. It looks out on the Pacific and is breathtaking.
Outside you’ll find seven acres of groomed and planted land. Four of these acres feature macadamia trees and one acre has mature coffee trees. Closer to the house you’ll walk past a chair swing hanging from a giant banyan tree and a waterfall cascading down lava rock formations into a serene and placid koi pond.
With over 1800 square feet of lanai space you’ll enjoy the best of indoor/ outdoor living. Covered lanai areas include a dining nook with kitchen access and an outdoor living space. The views of the Pacific from the covered bar area will instantly put you in a relaxed, pleasant mood.
This is a one of a kind property you have to see to truly appreciate. If you’d like more information about this property or some of our other Big Island real estate listings, please get in touch with us at MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty.