Upon entering the 1935 English tudor style home, you are immediately greeted by artist renderings of Ethel and Gaylord Parke Wilcox. Designed by Mark Potter, the home reflects California art deco architecture, with tropical influences. Furnishings for the 16,000 square foot home were purchased from Gump’s of San Francisco. Lumber and materials arrived by barge from the West Coast, with detailed moldings from England. Beautiful pine wainscoting and coffered ceilings grace the living room, hallways, foyer, library and staircase. For many years, Kilohana Plantation was the largest home built on Kauai, boasting a bath in each living quarter. The first elevator installed on the island is still located in the main home.
Kilohana is centrally nestled within 104 acres of pasture, manicured grounds, gardens and natural foliage. As you leave Lihue, heading southwest on Highway 50, Kilohana will be on your right, just beyond the pasture where our grazing horses and donkeys are foraging. The curved driveway leads to the front door of the home, with guest parking just beyond. Approximately 67 acres of agricultural park is located beyond the main home and can be best viewed aboard the Kauai Plantation Railway. Enjoy 40 minutes of a fully narrated tour on a vintage narrow gauge railway, which includes a stop at our animal feeding area. For more information on our train and tours, please visit www.kilohanakauai.com.
Within the main home, an array of shops are tucked away in the former bedrooms, library, nursery, and even the cloak room. Art, clothing, antiques, Hawaiian and island collectibles can all be found. The Shops at Kilohana offers an intimate atmosphere and a unique selection of quality items, including Kauai Made Products. Additional shops are also located on the grounds of the estate. The Depot Store, Koloa Rum Company, and Clayworks at Kilohana are all worth exploring.