Yesterday I was out and about with a mainland buyer that I became acquainted with via the website. We spent a fun afternoon cruising around and seeing properties in Waikoloa Village and the Waimea/Kamuela area of the island. Rapport was good and we had some fun conversations and discovered some interesting homes and home features together.
One property he was interested in and I was just about equally interested in seeing is this large home built in 1927 and situated on 5 lush green acres in the Hakuela Homesteads area of Waimea. Though just off of the Mamalahoa Highway this property in a gated community sits among large trees and bamboo making it very private. The home needs someone to love it and put some work into it but the price is great for the area and it is a really cool place.
This all got me thinking about the 1920′s in Hawaii and what it was like back then. I did a little digging and discovered some interesting things happened the year this house was built. For one the famous Royal Hawaiian Hotel opened on Waikiki. The SS Mahalo, the first of the Matson Lines luxury cruise ships also arrived on Oahu this year. I discovered this website that gives a pretty precise listing of other happenings and events related to Hawaii in the year 1927. If you are interested in this kind of thing you should go check it out.
I am hoping to be able to find more history specifically related to this home such as the original builder and any ties to the Parker Ranch. If I come across any of this I will be sure to share.