The original charm of this 2 story Hawaiian home has been carefully preserved & updated. Up the entryway interior stairs there is a sense of being in a delightful tree house. Golden, restored wood floors sparkle throughout. A spacious living room, dining area & bright kitchen flow together yet can be separated with original pocket shoji doors. The tiled kitchen has abundant cabinet space, granite counters, gas stove & the original oversized stainless-steel sink. Between the kitchen & dining area is a bar that adds seating & a great space for a buffet. 2 bedrooms & 1 bath are also located on this level. 4 corner windows & a huge closet enhance the roomy master bedroom. The upstairs bath has granite counters, a great soaking tub & a beautiful mural in the shower. Interior entryway stairs lead down to a private downstairs living area, which could easily be transformed into a separate unit - perfect for a multi-generation or extended family. There are 2 bedrooms, the 2nd bath, and a refreshment area with a door to a large semi-covered lanai living area, overlooking a gorgeous tropical ravine. Ideal for family gatherings. The lanai is adjacent to a large double covered carport. Inside the carport are a washer, dryer and locking cabinets for storage. All bedrooms & the living room have ceiling fans. The paved driveway is perfect for safe big-wheel riding & a basketball hoop. On the property are mature citrus, papaya, banana, guava, coconut, coffee, avocado & ulu trees. Plus a rare vanilla bean vine, young lychee tree, passion fruit vines, edible black bamboo & edible ferns. Papaikou (Lava Zone 8) is a quaint, multi-cultural, multi-generation historical village located 10 miles or less from the airport, university, hospital, shopping & farmers’ market, elementary-intermediate-high schools, churches, banks, parks & beaches. It is also part of the historical & scenic Hamakua Heritage Corridor with waterfalls, gulches, whale watching, shops, museums & a chocolate plantation.