The Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Greaney and Mrs. Zadoc Brown Residence was built in 1948 on the lower slopes of Diamond Head. It is significant not only as an example of a modern post-World War II home built in Hawaii, but also as the work of master architect Vladimir Ossipoff. Constructed in a Modern style, this house exhibits characteristic features of Ossipoff’s designs, including well handled spatial relationships, multiple indoor-outdoor relationships, and high attention to detail. The house is typical of its period in the use of tongue and groove siding made of Northwest pine, large expanses of glass, sliding doors, superb carpentry, use of indirect lighting, and emphasis on sleek horizontal lines.
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