The Eichelberger Family Residence is two-stories with a modified rectangular plan on a concrete foundation. The original first-floor and second-floor walls are primarily made of wood board and batten. The house was built sometime between 1926 and 1927. The house features a double-pitched, hip roof. A flat pitch roof covers both the garage and enclosed lanai, a modern style elements of the 1950s. In 1961 renovations were completed by architect Mark Potter and they included reconfiguring the interior, updating the exterior by changing the windows and adding a pergola walkway, spiral staircase and landscaping elements of the late modern style. The Eichelberger Family Residence has local significance for its associations with the development of Lanikai as one of the first cottages built there and which, in its melding of stylistic elements during the first 36 years of existence, embodies the changes in the neighborhood as it developed to the community it is today. It is also significant for its associations with Harlod C. Eichelberger, one of Hawaii’s prominent business and civic leaders and Clarence Hyde Cooke, one of the Territory’s prominent financiers. In addition it is significant as a good example of a residential architecture of the late modern period, done by Mark Potter, one of Hawaii’s premier architects of the period.
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