$2,890,000
Active


  • MLS# 604107
  • Residential
  • 7 Beds
  • 6 Full Baths
  • 1 Partial Bath
  • 6,000 SQFT
  • South Hilo


Elegant and historic, the 1916 Thomas Guard Estate on Reed's Island is listed on the Hawaii State and National Register of Historic Places. Extensively restored to its original grandeur over the last two ownerships, the approx. 6,000 sqft. home is immaculate standing regal and proud at 101. The 7 large bedroom suites have fully appointed baths some with the original cast iron bath tubs and pedestal sinks. The Grand Salon and formal dining room have the original, native 'Ohia wood floors and Fir floors upstairs. Once a licensed B&B, now a private residence, the views are of waterfalls and the Wailuku River. The home is sited between the Wailuku River on the north and Waikapu Stream on the east and south within walking distance to Hilo Town. The river affords serenity and outstanding views with frequent double rainbows as the sun's rays erupt from the old growth tropical rainforest surrounding its banks. The waterfalls and rushing water and pools remind one of the proverbial jungle river movies as the setting is picture perfect. The 1.56 ac lot originally deeded to John Reed in 1868 by King Kamehameha IV as a wedding gift was sold to Thomas Guard who built the home in 1916. The fully finished and permitted basement includes a full bath and hotel sized laundry room. The RS-15 zoning may allow for additional, future structures adding value to the property. A covered veranda of approx. 800 sqft. is adjacent to the glass (600+) paned sunroom. Cable TV and high speed internet access are throughout. The home is double wall construction and the original lumber used is true dimensional. Modern upgrades have been added while maintaining the aesthetics and integrity of the period. Improvements include extensive electrical and plumbing upgrades, new roof, paint inside and out, some new windows and kitchen flooring. The B&B Special Use Permit may still be available; currently owner offers limited availability on VRBO. Matterport video available upon request.
Days On Market
261
Price Per Square Foot
$482
Assessed Value
$1,049,000
Annual Property Tax
$100
Tenure
Fee Simple
Tax Key (TMK)
Acres
1.56
Subdivision
Reeds Island

Interior

Flooring
Ceramic Tile
Hardwood
Other (remarks)
Appliances
Disposal
Dishwasher
Microwave
Range/Oven
Other (remarks)
Water Heater
Washer/Dryer
Dryer
Washer
Fireplace
Other (remarks)
Wood Burning

Exterior

Zoning
RS-15
Garage Spaces
None
Parking
3 Car Or More
Covered - 3 Or More
Common Area
Carport
Covered
Driveway
Guest
On Site
Open
Less Than 10 Spaces
Unassigned
Design
Double Wall
Wood Frame
Design
Double Wall
Wood Frame
Topography
Fairly Level
Gentle Slope
Other (remarks)
Frontage
Road/Street
River
Stream/Canal
Other (remarks)
Fencing
Rock/Stone

Building Features

Year Built
1916
Kitchen
Pantry
Pantry - Walk in
Table space
Countertops
Ceramic Tile
Solid Surface
Fireplace Location
Living Room
Roof Design
None
Exterior Finish
None
Driveway
Asphalt
Other Features
None
Basement
Finished
Water Heater
None

Utilities

Power
Electricity
Gas
Water
County
Municipal
Meter Installed
Wastewater
Cesspool
Septic
Telephone
Cable
Cell
Land Line
TV
Satellite
Cable
Internet
Cable
Satellite
Wireless
Solid Waste Disposal
Private Contractor

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South Hilo

Hilo town, the hub of the South and North Hilo districts, was once a thriving port for the sugar cane industry. Today it is the Hawaii County Seat and home of the island's major state and federal offices, a modern international airport, Hilo Medical Center, the University of Hawaii-Hilo, and state-of-the-art Imiloa Astronomy Center.

Although Hilo is not an incorporated city, it is the second-largest population center in the state with over 40,000 residents according to the 2000 census. Hilo also has an array of commerce and entertainment offerings--boutiques and galleries, big box stores, restaurants, museums, and several hotels.

The historic Bayfront area, though impacted by major tsunamis in 1946 and 1960, is still a center of economic and cultural activity, including a weekly farmers market, Palace Theatre events and the annual Black & White Night, Merrie Monarch, and Ho'olaule'a festivals.

Embracing the town's reputation as "the rainiest city in America", Hilo residents have a certain pride about East Hawaii's weather and enjoy a different flavor of Hawaii life than their neighbors on the dry west side. The Big Island’s famed greenery, tropical fruits and flowers, trees, ferns, forests, and farms all require reliable rainfall to thrive. Water is so important to life in Hawaii that waiwai (the word for "water", doubled) translates as "assets, valuable, wealth, rich, worth and benefit."

As is true for much of the Big Island, Hilo real estate is a mixed market, with upscale custom homes and fixer-upper "opportunity" properties, condos, vacation residences, private estates and oceanfront property. A knowledgeable Clark Realty agent can guide you to the best Hilo property for your needs.


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Listed By MacArthur Sotheby's International Realty - Kamuela

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