Only 10 minutes from the heart of Hilo town, this custom crafted home is located on a uniquely beautiful and secluded 4.59 acre parcel bordering state conservation lands nearby some of Hilo's most iconic scenic areas. Constructed with one of a kind quality materialsincluding vintage granite, bamboo, redwood, and ohiathe home boasts a grand staircase leading from the master bedroom across the adjacent koi ponds out to lush gardens. Lawn-covered gravel walkways and river rock trails invite you to explore the property's storied sites, including historic gardens of the former Henderson Family estate, once known as Moani Ke 'Ala, namesake of the song by celebrated composer and great grandmother of Keola and Kapono Beamer, Helen Desha Beamer. A giant bamboo grove surrounds a fire pit ready for gatherings. Countless orchids and tropical flowers blossom from massive hapu'u ferns, providing material for homemade leis and arrangements. The property's exotic plantings, orchards, and wild jungle areas also provide any abundance of citrus, avocado, banana, pineapple, mango, guava, coconut, longan, loquat, even coffee and cacao. The gravity-feed pond system, home to golden tilapia and koi, offers soothing sounds of flowing water features as well as an attractive setting to admire from the covered lanai.