Built in 1933, this house has a double pitched hipped roof, vertical tongue and groove wood walls and ceilings, and a lava rock foundation. The property also includes a detached gable roofed carport. The Richard J. Boyen Beach Cottage is significant as an example of a dwelling constructed in the “Hawaiian style” of architecture built in Hawaii in the 1930s. It is also significant for its association with the development of the Lanikai community.
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