This North Shore Organic Farm Is a Dream Come True
Waialua’s Ulu Wehi Farm is for sale.
PHOTOS: DAVID L. MOORE
Have you outgrown your urban garden, or do you need a little more space for your hens to roam without fear of traffic on your busy street? Are you dreaming of making all your own food and then some, away from the noise of urban Honolulu? Ulu Wehi Farm may be your dream come true. This 5-acre organic farm with ocean views on O‘ahu’s North Shore is just minutes away from historic Hale‘iwa town, and is now on the market for $3.995 million.
Located at 65-1140 Poamoho St. in Waialua on the highest lot in the gated subdivision of Poamoho Estates, the home has views of the coastline, ocean and mountains, from Mount Ka‘ala to Pūpūkea Ridge. When the homeowners purchased the property 16 years ago, the lot had no water or electricity. Today it features a custom-built turn-of-the-century farmhouse, an organic farm and a shade house. The owners included details from the agricultural history of the land—steps leading up to the farmhouse and the 1,300-square-foot lānai and columns are all made of repurposed bricks from the old Kahuku Sugar Mill.
With 1,900 square feet of interior space, the property has two bedrooms and one-and-a-half baths, a private tropical outdoor shower and a master suite with a claw-foot tub from the historic Alfred Hocking House. An open floor plan is exposed under the white beams of the vaulted 18-foot ceilings.
Outside the kitchen is a pergola-covered brick lānai featuring a custom outdoor grill and picnic area with a 12-foot table built from 100-year-old recycled lumber. A stunning collection of flowers including fragrant gardenias and rose pīkake, dwarf magnolia and a rosemary hedge to complement the farmhouse-style ambiance surround the lānai.
Opposite the main entrance is a porte cochere featuring a large antique wrench salvaged from the old Kahuku Sugar Mill.
Ulu Wehi Farm’s groves include 10 different varieties of organic avocados; Moro blood, Valencia and navel oranges; Tahiti and kaffir limes; Meyer lemons; lychee; Star Ruby grapefruit, white Kadota figs; guava; starfruit; banana; and even coffee. A henhouse means fresh eggs daily for the owners, making this a true farm-to-table setting.
A 26,000-square-foot greenhouse sits at the entrance to the property; from here the homeowners operate Kama‘āina Land Nursery, which services many Island businesses with beautiful plants. The shade house, complete with an automatic irrigation system and accessible by driveway, is included in the sale. The thriving plant rental business is also available for separate purchase.
There’s also a second large plantation-style accessory building currently being used as an art studio. This private country estate has plenty of room for barns, horses and stables, but only one residential home per lot is permitted.
Suddenly able to envision yourself a farmer? For more information about the home, contact Carl J. Higgins at (808) 284-2459 or email him, here.