Open the front door and if you listen carefully you can almost here the revelry, the toasting and the laughter of a few of Hilo's most famous founding families in this historic home on Halaulani Place. As Hilo Town grew from a harbor town to a thriving sugar industry hub, this home watched over her finest families. The Missionary Lymans built this home and filled it with fine European antiques. In the mid 1940's the Carlsmith family moved in to raise their family in this historic home, made the more famous by hiring Valdamir Osipoff, architect, to make adjustments to their lifestyle. Today this home is on the State Historic Register.
In 2007 the current owners gave this classic beauty another renovation, bringing the home into excellent condition.
The first floor holds a large living room with working woodburning fireplace, study with original cabinets and shelves, dining room, kitchen and Master Suite that includes a nursery or sitting room. Up the wide stairs there is a second living room and four more bedrooms and another room used by the current owner as his in-house office. The old growth, Douglas Fir wood floors were just refinished throughout the house. A covered carport, paved driveway and garage finish the grounds of the estate.
This home at 040 Halaulani Place offers the elegance of a world past. The gracious, high, 10 foot ceilings let light flood in and capture the green Hilo surroundings. The stream behind the home provides a green-scape and ultimate privacy for the back yard.
One of Hilo's finest homes can now be yours.