New Construction in the 2022 Big Island Housing Market

New Construction in the 2022 Big Island Housing Market
With limited re-sale housing inventory on the west side of the Big Island of Hawaii, some buyers are considering building new. But with a small vacant land inventory, a long permitting process, the difficulty of securing a quality contractor, and soaring material costs, you should consider buying one of these two new listings that are only a year old.


Why hassle with building from scratch? Enjoy sunset views immediately from your lanai at 73-4449 Hane Street in Kailua-Kona (MLS 658971).

North Side of Kailua-Kona


Located in the gated community of Kona Hills Estates, you’ll find a neighborhood of one-acre parcels with ocean and coastline views. The subdivision, on the north edge of Kailua-Kona, is within what we call the 10/10/10: Ten minutes to the airport, ten minutes to Costco, and ten minutes to downtown.

It’s also relatively close to some of the best beaches on the island, including the Manini’owali section of Kekaha Kai State Park (aka Kua Bay). The elevation above sea level is approximately 1,200 feet, so the temperatures are a bit cooler (about 4 to 5 degrees on average) and you receive a bit more rain than the lower elevations.


Looking for privacy? This one-acre parcel in Kona Hills Estates in Kailua-Kona is nestled below the road but still enjoys ocean and coastline views (MLS 658972).

Functional and Efficient Floor Plans


Designed for today’s living, the single-level layouts include a generous kitchen with a large island, gas ranges, and plenty of cabinet space. The designs offer split living, with the primary bedroom suite on one side and the secondary bedrooms on the opposite side.

At 73-4449 Hane Street, there are four bedrooms with an additional bonus room that can be used as a den or office. At 73-4519 Hane Street, there’s a separate guest quarter attached to the back of the garage with a large, studio bedroom, bathroom, closet, and wet bar.


The generous kitchen with large island and high-end appliances at 73-4449 Hane Street in Kailua-Kona is a cook’s dream (MLS 658971).

There are large lanais for outdoor enjoyment and entertainment, and to watch great Kona sunsets over the ocean.

Designed with a future pool in mind, the ocean-side yard of this property at 73-4449 Hane Street in Kailua-Kona has a permit from the County of Hawaii (MLS 658971).

Future improvements (like a pool or additional landscaping features) have been considered by installing conduit under slabs and/or electrical sub-panels to accommodate equipment. There are access driveways, too, for the workers and equipment so there’s minimal disturbance when the improvements are added.

Quality Construction


Built by the same contractor, the homes have similar finishes, including an expansive, solid wood sliding glass door system between the great room and large lanai for indoor and outdoor living combined. They also include a concrete tile roof (required in Kona Hills Estates), large windows (for abundant light and air flow), 9′ ceilings (with some rooms vaulted), solar hot water, a dedicated laundry room, painted and natural wood trim work, quartz and quartzite countertops, engineered wood flooring and custom wall and floor tile in the bathrooms.


Get ready for the day or relax after a long day in this custom and generously-sized bathroom in the primary suite of 73-4519 Hane Street in Kailua-Kona (MLS 658972).

Because these homes are only a year old, they are not only in great shape, but the finishes and style of the improvements are current. So, no remodeling or updating is needed!

Ready to Go


Building a custom home, in any market, takes time and energy. And if you’ve never tackled new construction or a significant remodel on the mainland, I don’t advise learning how to do it in Hawai’i. Avoid the hassle and stress of building, and move in immediately to one of these beautiful homes in Kona Hills Estates in Kailua Kona.


With hickory flooring, quartz & quartzite countertops, and a custom, solid wood sliding glass door system, the quality and style of 73-4519 Hane Street in Kailua-Kona stands out (MLS 658972).

With a degree in architecture and years of design and building experience, I’m happy to set up a showing at one or both of these listings, or chat about your goals for buying a piece of paradise on the Big Island. Call me at (808) 209-0033, or send me an email at [email protected].

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With over twenty-three years of experience in the world of real estate, design and construction, I am ready to help you buy or sell your slice of paradise on the beautiful, big island of Hawaii.