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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

$1,900,0003 Beds2 Bathssold

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740
- MLS® ID: 604327

Property Details

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740 - A Landmark Residence, the Onion House, is offered for sale. A successful Vacation Rental with a near 100% occupancy rate, the Onion House was hand-built by a mid-century master architect, Kendrick Bangs Kellogg. From the moment you drive into the sculptured carport, you feel that you have entered another realm, minutes from town, yet worlds away. The curved entrance steps take you onto a terrace overlooking two additional garden lots below, framed by an expansive view of the coast and Kailua Bay. Mirrored in the turquoise pool, you see the unforgettable rooflines of two separate structures. Stepping through the hand-made pivoting glass door, you see sunlight dancing off the water, filtered through stained glass windows. Concrete arches cascading down from the central fireplace are spanned by translucent roof panels, giving the interior its warm glow. At night, these arched structures light up like twin Japanese lanterns, reflected in the water. The substantial interior walls are formed of Hawaiian Koa wood and lava rock, while the outer walls are screen and stained glass, allowing you to enjoy the soft breeze and fragrance of jasmine. A covered walkway leads you to the grand staircase, stepping into the 70 foot pool, which wraps around both structures. This walkway takes you to the separate master bedroom, with bath and private garden. Included in the price, the property is to be sold altogether with adjoing parcels 3-7-7-9-53 and 3-7-7-9-54. One of Hawaii's most beloved vacation spots, the Onion House has operated as a robust and profitable vacation rental business for two decades, while garnering international media acclaim. Please go to for a treasure trove of information for this unique property.

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  • Zip96740
  • CountyHawaii
  • Bedrooms3
  • Full baths2
  • StatusSOLD
  • Purchase Typesold
  • Property typeSingle Family
  • Zoning typeRS-10
  • Year built1963
  • Lot size11500
  • ParkingCovered
  • Tax amount$4,566.00
  • MLS® ID604327


Listing Courtesy of Luxury Big Island By Harold Clarke

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