Old Hawaii meets the Old World at this peaceful Haiku sanctuary. From the shade of ohia and ulu trees you can rest and feel the pace of life in Hawaii’s plantation days—then walk inside a 4-bedroom estate that’s plucked from a European storybook. It’s Toulouse in the tropics, a Kokomo chateau, where the charm of two different styles and eras are fused in a way that’s rarely seen—or felt—perhaps anywhere in the world. Arched doorways and candlesticks create a regal, castle-like feel, yet natural sunlight fills the home as it spills through custom French windows. Stave off the chill of misty nights with a fireplace set in the kitchen or enjoy the warmth of sunny days while walking barefoot around the two-acre property beneath kukui and Cook Island pines. Two bedrooms are in their own wing and feature en suite bathrooms that open to a garden lanai that’s bathed in gentle birdsong. The hybrid heritage continues indoors, where collections of custom Balinese furniture provide an exotic, worldly appeal, and the parquet flooring holds parts of Hawaii’s past, as it was originally part of the Kahala Hilton, before retiring here in Haiku. From the stone alcoves inside, to the red ti leaves outside, this is a property you won’t soon forget—and likely, won’t ever want to leave.