The Cooke-Spalding Residence is a rambling, single story house set on a 3.5 acre, beautifully landscaped, sloping lot. Although a number of alterations have been made to the house many of its character defining elements remain intact. Architecturally, the Cooke-Spalding Residence is significant as a good example of the blending of western and Asian elements which took place in Hawaii during the 1920s and 1930s. The residence is also significant for its association with the Cooke family and the family’s support of an enriching artistic temperament within Honolulu society.
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