The driveway winds through gardens, a bamboo grove, palms and monkeypod trees.
The ponohouse gardens are mature and highly varied. No irrigation is required though a complete system is installed.
To the left is the road to the caretaker cottage, flanked by fruit trees, banana, and monkeypods.
To the right, monkeypod, palms, and taro.
Mature palm trees, firecracker plants, and lush ground cover frame the last turn.
The gecko gates to the courtyard. The Turfstone hammerhead makes an easy turnaround for delivery vehicles and guests.
At ground level our wonderful neighbor's home is not visible, hidden behind the mock orange hedge. The property extends to the floor of the deep gulch--the view will never be obstructed.
The terraced land rolling to the gulch is currently covered in weed cloth awaiting planting. The Bougainvillea that originally covered these slopes proved challenging to maintain. The grey stripe is a solar pool heater.
The entrance is spectacular. The swooped hedges are white and miniature orange gardenias.
The garage is much deeper than standard, with a storage loft above the electric rollup doors. There is a full-size third bay with double doors that we use as a shop
Orchids thrive at Ponohouse. The courtyard is a great place to sit and relax and every party we have spills to the courtyard.
The blue of the roof meets the sky and the ocean. Always breathtaking.
The fountain in the courtyard has a statue of a woman and dolphins, created by the original owner of Ponohouse, dutch artist Ari Vandershoot
A view form the right side of the courtyard. Every angle is beautiful.
The view looking back at the courtyard. When the skies are clear this view is framed by the peak of Haleakela
With the glass walls retracted the courtyard becomes part of the great room.
As beautiful as the courtyard is, the killer view is this one--a 180 degree view of Uaoa Bay
The ocean is visible even late at night, illuminated by stars or moonlight. Fishing boats, cruise ships, and freighters enliven the view.
Every direction you look has a spectacular view.
This is the worst view direction. Not exactly an eyesore.
One moment it blue skies and fluffy clouds. Then perhaps a distant storm or a close-in rainbow. It's never boring.
The great room ceiling is over 20 feet high. Framed in straight-grained fir beams with cedar tongue and groove panels.
The high clerestory windows flood the room with light that the overhanging roof would otherwise block