Expansive, top of the world views of Hilo Bay and 12.92 acres of land. Rolling hills, woods, and pasture land surround this three-bedroom, three and a half bath retreat in South Hilo. A distinctive custom home, it features a spacious, open-concept kitchen with granite countertops, a large breakfast bar and ample cabinetry. Vaulted ceilings, a wood-burning living room fireplace, and cool concrete flooring on the lower level add to the uniqueness of this offering. Peace and privacy are yours from this Papaikou haven, which boasts a brand new off-grid photo voltaic solar system and a catchment water system. This home was designed and built by the current owners and has many unique features. The open kitchen and living room with fireplace, has ocean and Hilo town views all around. The open kitchen design and long and wide island is perfect for entertaining. A shower bath and office/library space and lovely lanai complete the upstairs. The downstairs wide open hall and entry lead to 3 roomy bedrooms and 2 large baths, each with a large tub and shower. French doors lead outside from one of the baths to a private patio viewing area. The open hall was created by the owner as an art gallery space, and it works beautifully! Ideal temperate climate at this lovely elevation, but you have the option to connect the radiant floor heating under the entire downstairs slab should you decide you need the warmth while living "up country". There is storage galore in this home which is an often over looked plus when purchasing a home, And just to remind you...the views are extraordinary. The best Hilo and ocean views around, expansive! Watch the weather from your own perch on top of the world! On the property, at the northern boundary, is the year around Aleamai stream. Just a few miles from Hilo Town, the home also provides easy access to all that East Hawaii has to offer, to include beach parks, hiking trails, and waterfalls. Paradise found!