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Location: Pepeekeo, Hawaii
Though it’s small—only 782 square feet, to be exact—this adorable Big Island cottage leaves a lasting impression. Thought to have been the home of the station manager of the Kawainui Railroad Station on the Hamakua Coast sugar train line, the historic building, known locally as the Kitagawa house, is the only remaining structure after the station was demolished in 1938.
The landmarked two-bedroom is located in the historic Onomea Bay by the Old Scenic Route near Hilo, and has been carefully restored to reflect the architecture and design of sugar-plantation-era Hawaii. It boasts paneled walls, hardwood floors, built-ins, a small front porch, and, it goes without saying, so much charm. Set amid the breathtaking beauty of the Hawaiian islands, the home, located at 27-1004 Old Mamalahoa Highway, seeks $419,000, but, perhaps more importantly, owners who will be good stewards of this special property.
Source: Sotheby’s Inernational Realty