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The Egholm Residence was built in 1926 in the Diamond Head Terraces subdivision at the edge of Waikiki. It is significant as one of the few examples of a small cottage in the Spanish Colonial Revival style popular in Hawaii in the 1920’s and early 1930’s. The Spanish Colonial Revival style was thought to be suitable to Hawaii’s semi-tropical climate, a climate similar to the Mediterranean. The hipped red clay tile roof, stucco exterior and arcaded entrance are characteristic features of this style. The Egholm Residence is further significant as an example of the work of notable architect and builder Carl William Winstedt. Of the remaining known houses done by Winstedt, this house is the most intact. The modest scale of this house is rare compared to the other palatial residences built in the Spanish Colonial Revival style during this time period in Hawaii.
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.