Lunalilo Home is located on five expansive, landscaped acres and is situated on the western slopes of Koko Head in Hawai‘i Kai. In a quiet residential neighborhood, the entrance is graced by mature shade trees and a large porte cochere that greets visitors. The grounds have paved walking paths lined by plumeria, bougainvillea, hibiscus, crown flower, tī, white ginger, pīkake, anthuriums, ‘ōhi‘a, croton, heliconia, ‘ohai ali‘i and various ferns.
The main building, constructed in 1918 of steel and concrete and recently renovated, has wood floors, two fireplaces, and a grand staircase. Its entire frontage is an enclosed veranda that overlooks the verdant grounds as well as famous Diamond Head and refreshing Maunalua Bay in the distance.
A large sun lānai lined by shower trees and gardens is at the back of the building, from which a clear view of Koko Head may be enjoyed.
Entry into the residence is through the “Koa Room,” featuring koa rocking chairs and a fireplace adorned by a portrait of King Lunalilo.
This room leads to a bright, welcoming dining room lined by French doors that allow the rays of the sun to bring warmth to residents and their guests. An air-conditioned “‘Ohana Room” hosts activities to stimulate the mind, body and spirit and also doubles as the reception area for numerous volunteer groups, many of which perform familiar Hawaiian songs and dances – often joined by the residents and staff.
Contact us today to arrange a tour. We look forward to welcoming you at Lunalilo Home!