Ponohouse is a project conceived and executed by the fine artist and sculptor Ari Vanderschoot, intended to be a home, studio, and orchid nursery. The sculpture in the fish pond in the center of the courtyard, "woman with dolphins", was done by Ari.
We were thrilled to find the house for sale in 1999. We had seen the house from the Hana Highway and thought it was someone's perfect piece of paradise. We discovered Ponohouse was even more amazing than it looks from the highway.
The guest house across the pool, reached by the covered bridge walkway is completely self-sufficient and has one of the best views on the property from the huge ocean-facing windows. Beneath it is another completely self-sufficient caretaker cottage that we use as a gym. The garden bedroom is also a separate structure with an attached bathroom. The bedroom opens to both the courtyard and the pool.
We've always loved the quiet privacy and tranquil atmosphere. At night we hear the whales, spouting, breathing and splashing in the cove. Ponohouse is on a ridge of the gulch 250 feet above the water, with an uninterrupted view without exposure to salt mist that complicates maintenance and limits plantings. The biggest challenge in gardening how lush the growth is.
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