Built in 1931, the Joseph and Jean Skorpen Residence is a two-story house that is asymmetrical in plan. The structure is double wall, balloon frame construction on a lava rock foundation. The Joseph and Jean Skorpen Residence is significant as a good example of a Dean Lake residence constructed in Hawaii in the period of the late 1920s and early 1930s. In addition, it is significant for its associations with the development of Maunalani Heights, and the Skorpens who were prominent in the field of education in Honolulu.
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