Journey Back in Time: Introducing 2725 Olinda Road

Posted by Courtney M. Brown on Wednesday, June 1st, 2022 at 2:09pm.

Take a journey back in time to a simpler life…one of peace and serenity surrounded by the natural beauty of Upcountry Maui. 

This beautifully restored ranch estate was built in 1918 and is set on 60 timbered acres.  The original owners positioned the home at the edge of the ranch lands, which still surround it. The location provides for a private, serene setting and a vantage point with sweeping views across central Maui to Mauna Kahālāwai and of the waves breaking along the North Shore.

The current owners have spent several years lovingly restoring the home.  Some of these touches may not be readily apparent but took years to accomplish: each pane of glass was preserved, cleaned and replaced within refurbished window frames and hardware to match the era.  Decades of paint and wallpaper were stripped to take the home back to its original finishes.  The kitchen has been updated with modern appliances that retain the vintage charm.  Just to the south of the kitchen is a fenced-in garden and walkway covered by wisteria and climbing roses--perfect for growing your own produce, gathering vegetables for meals and flowers for the table.

The setting offers peace and seclusion, while still enjoying the amenities of today.  The large lanai features a hot tub perfectly perched to take in the views, or meander below to a private heated 30 x 80 lap pool surrounded by citrus trees.  The expansive property offers secluded hiking, surrounded by the wildlife of Upcountry, including pheasants and deer. 

At an elevation of 3573 feet, this Olinda is the perfect escape from the tropical heat, your own mountain retreat.  Makawao is a thriving Upcountry town known for it's shops, restaurants, and T. Komoda's Store and Bakery.  Just a short drive is Seabury Hall, one of Maui's best preparatory schools.  

Take in the best of life upcountry: hiking in the nearby Makawao Forest Reserve, shop at the Kula Farmer’s Market, watch a Polo match down the road at Oskie Rice Arena, or enjoy the quiet beauty of this secluded country home.

To read more about the history of the home and to see the changes the current owners have made, read more in Maui No Ka Oi Magazine.

This property is exclusively represented by Courtney M. Brown, RS 56519, Mino McLean, RB-21623 and Sam Utley, RB-23179

Courtney M. Brown, R(S) & Team
Vice President
Island Sotheby's International Realty


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