La Pietra, which was constructed in 1921, is an extensive two-story “Italian Villa” overlooking Kapiolani Park in Honolulu. Its two stories are arranged in a hollow square containing a central rectangular patio. The central patio is lined on all four sides with arcades supported by cut sandstone Doric columns. La Pietra is significant as a representation of the kind of lifestyle enjoyed by the very wealthy in Hawaii at that time as well as a fine example of Mediterranean architecture. La Pietra has been called one of the most perfect examples of an Italian villa anywhere in the United States.
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