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Artist’s Retreat in Launiupoko

By Staff | Sep 21, 2017

Featuring incredible views, 206 Awaiku St. is marked in this aerial photo.

LAHAINA – We have a fantastic opportunity in Launiupoko for a buyer who wants to live in their cottage whilst they build their main dwelling. 206 Awaiku St. offers a cottage and a buildable main house lot that are being sold together, and the parcel has already been CPR’d.

This gives the buyer several choices – to either keep the parcel as it is or sell off the cottage with the CPR’d portion of land and keep the main house portion, or build out the main dwelling and likewise sell it and keep the cottage. Either way, it’s a win-win.

The parcel is located in Phase I and is one of only a few remaining parcels not completely built out in this location.

The cottage itself is so unique – built as a pole house design with a Hawaiian flair. The high open beam cedar wood ceilings and transom windows let in as much light and fresh air as possible. The windows are positioned so that the trade wind breeze flows through, and as the air inside the home heats up, it rises and escapes though the higher windows. The interior walls are a cement brick that feel cool to the touch in the day, but at night as the outside cools down, they retain the heat generated in the day. The utility bills are kept to a minimum with this ergonomic design that maximizes energy efficiency.

There is a master bedroom area off the main living room and a bathroom with an indoor and outdoor shower. The second bedroom area also doubles as an office. The views are magnificent – the home is centered perfectly so that the living area and covered lanai are focused on the island of Lanai and provide for the expansive ocean views. The views of the West Maui Mountains are equally as impressive.

Concrete floors and countertops give the home a clean look, and with the open floor plan and wood ceilings, it also feels like a contemporary loft or even a rustic cabin. There is an oversized two-car garage and workshop area, and the mature plantings surrounding the home give it plenty of privacy. It’s a secluded oasis in this much-sought-after neighborhood.

The main house portion of land is separated by a gulch, which creates a natural division line between the two parcels and could be used to create a great border between the two areas. The main house parcel would be accessed via a separate driveway off Awaiku Street. As the CPR is already in place, the future use for an owner creates several opportunities.

Launiupoko has great walking and hiking trails. The peace and tranquility is evident as soon as you enter the area, and yet you are only ten minutes from Lahaina Town. It’s really a very special place to live on West Maui.

The property is listed for sale for $1,875,000 (MLS #371894) and is available to see by appointment; please call Susan DeLoria, R(S), Lic #58203, e-pro, ABR, at Whalers Associates KW Island Living at (808) 250-5948, and for a link to the visual tour, please go to www.youtube.com/watch? v=9qPegXNnWsY.