Ainahou Ranch house is a one- and two-story bungalow built in the Craftsman style with natural redwood horizontal siding and gabled metal roofing. It sits among ohia trees in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, blending into the forest. The Ainahou Ranch house is significant for its association with Herbert C. Shipman, a Hilo businessman, Big Island rancher, philanthropist and conservationist. The house is also a fine, artistic example of the Craftsman/Bungalow style of architecture in Hawaii.
This list of Hawaii’s historic properties is provided as a public service by Historic Hawaii Foundation. It is not the official list of properties designated on the Hawaii State Register of Historic Places. For official designations and determinations of eligibility, contact the State Historic Preservation Division of the Department of Land and Natural Resources of the State of Hawaii at 808-692-8015.