Kula, Maui - Rustic life on the the slopes of Haleakala 

Found in the Upcountry region of Maui, Kula is a quaint, rustic area on the slopes of Haleakala. Located in the central part of the island, Kula is also at the center of its culinary resurgence, with much of the exotic produce served at Maui’s best Hawaii Regional Cuisine restaurants grown right here in the rich, volcanic soil.

The fertile fields of Kula are an ideal place to stir up your appetite by taking a farm tour. Pick a Maui onion at Oo Farm, smell the sweet lavender and marvel at the stunning views at the Alii Kula Lavender Farm or see the protea at the Shim Coffee and Protea Farm Tour. The region is also home to the Kula Botanical Gardens, filled with blooming carnations, birds of paradise and orchids.

On the way to the gardens, visitors can also see Kula’s most notable landmark, the brilliant white, octagonal Holy Ghost Church. A gift from the king and queen of Portugal to the island’s Portuguese plantation workers in 1894, it has been recently restored. Kula also offers the best views in Upcountry Maui, with sweeping views of Maui and the Pacific Ocean.

Kula

$4,500,000
3 Beds 2.5 Baths 397776 MLS Fee Simple Tenure
Did you know there is an iconic home in Kula designed by world-renowned Italian modern Architect and Designer, Ettore Sottsass, who is now considered the most influential Architect/Designer of the late 20th Century? It is 1 of 7 Sottsass designed houses and 1 of 2 in the US. Did you know this home has been published all over the world and featured on the cover and the cover story in Dwell Magazine? And that a model of this Maui home has been displayed in many museums including the George Pompidou Center in Paris? Also, that the living room was featured in the book by Phaidon: "Interiors- Best Rooms of the Century”? This masterpiece is a collage of brightly colored geometric volumes - a sensorial exploration into the interplay of color, form and light. Each detail holds a purpose and an intention, like the protracted deck inspired by the bridges on the road to Hana. It was described in Modern Magazine as “utterly surprising and entirely charming, a playhouse of complete sophistication”. Sottsass oversaw every detail of the security-gated, totally organic 1/2 acre private property including mature landscaping, and 3-bedroom home with breathtaking ocean and mountain views. As well known as this house is around the world for its architectural significance it could not be more private or discreet within its setting. Much of the custom made furniture was designed by Mr. Sottsass specifically for the home, as well as objects including flatware, glassware, china, and many more items also designed by Mr. Sottsass are available for purchase by separate bill-of-sale.

83 Kolohala Dr, Kula

Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Maui-L.

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