Queen Emma’s Summer Home was built between 1848 and 1850. The main portion of the house is rectangular in shape with a wide central hall, high ceilings, and floor-length shuttered casement windows. Its foundation is lava rock rubble, the exterior walls are white clapboard and the flooring, some of it believed to be original, is black painted board. Queen Emma’s Summer Home is significant both for its historical interest and its architectural simplicity. It is simple in design and a good example of the comfortable, breezy type of residence popular in Hawaii in the 19th century.
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.