Two lovingly restored homes on half an acre, with the convenience of living close to heart of Hilo. A short drive to the hospital, airport, the beautiful bay front, stores and restaurants - all convenient, and yet set a bit apart. There is an ocean view from both houses, with beautiful breezes all year long. Main house retains all original architectural features, including art deco lighting, built ins, pocket doors, big beautiful closets, updated ceramic tile and original wooden floors. Downstairs now has 3 finished rooms with a half bath and separate entrance, which could easily be converted back into a separate living space. Upstairs has 4 bedrooms, a huge living room, large kitchen with incredible cabinet storage, tile floor, counters and backsplash with original large double sink. 1 1/2 bathrooms, a dining room and tatami room complete the upstairs. The main house now boasts 2,668 sq ft of living space! There is also a separate, two car carport, with a covered walkway. You have to see this home to really appreciate the detail and craftsmanship that went into this property. They do not make them like this anymore! Second house is permitted with two large bedrooms, one full bathroom with a tub, along with a generous living room and open kitchen with a walk-in pantry. Underneath this post and pier house is a two car carport, laundry facility, 2 storage rooms and a screened recreational space to complete this comfortable 780 sq. ft. home adding another area of usable space. Separate utilities, as well as a private garden complete this desirable rental unit. A large parking area has been professionally created between the two homes that along with the carports, easily make room for 12 cars. Lychee, pomelo, tangerine, mango, papaya, pineapples, avocado, wi apple, along with palms, bamboos and ornamental flowers and herbs make for a beautiful park like setting.