398 Ohai St

HILO HI, 96720


Although much has changed over the years, this older home still shows that old plantation charm. The home has been in the family for over 30 years. The owners purchased the home from two grandmothers who grew up there as young girls. They had stories to tell. The Sellers would love to pass this property along to someone interested in carrying on its rustic roots, while also tapping its full potential as a multi-unit property. Front lot also available for purchase under MLS# 645710.

Upstairs are 4 BR and 2 BA, large open kitchen, living room, porch and a kitchenette. Downstairs has rustic improvements, currently used as 3 additional Bedrooms, 1 BA, and a kitchenette. This property is showing zoned RM-1 (multi-residential). The many rooms may be useful for a home based business. Owners are currently renting out rooms by the month.

Owners have replaced much of the termite damaged wood upstairs with new tongue-and-groove boards, to give it much the same feel as the original redwood walls. This cedar wood is just beautiful. There is an original iron steel bathtub in one of the bathrooms upstairs. There are still some old pulley style windows. Downstairs has an original shower. The porch has been merged into one large kitchen. The Victory Arch now marks where the kitchen wall and back door use to be.

The neighborhood is conveniently located within walking distance to downtown Hilo, shopping, schools. Nearby older homes are being cleaned up and remodeled, with new homes being constructed nearby.

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Listing TypeFor Sale
Sub-TypeFee Simple
Days On Site88


Bath(s) 2 Total
SQ Feet1,156

Market Activity 96720

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Area Information
Zip Code96720
AreaBig Island
SubareaSouth Hilo
Listing VS Median (in 96720)
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42.550143266476% of Average
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100% of Average
$ / SqFt:
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83.362642497879% of Average
On Site:
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30.662020905923% of Average
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Listing Updated: May 4, 2021 8:35:29 PM PDT

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