The fifteen different residences, built between 1923 and 1932, included in the original nomination for this thematic group all employ highly stylized “Olde English” or French Norman design styles that often include asymmetrical massing, half timber and stucco facades, casement windows with diamond panes, and either high pitched roofs or roofs with rounded eaves in imitation of thatch. Interiors often emphasize an intimate “coziness,” changes in floor level, and open beam ceilings. The residences included in the Honolulu Tudor/French Norman Cottages Thematic Group embody characteristics of the Tudor/French Norman style revival architecture constructed in Hawaii in the 1920s and 1930s. These homes display a high degree of craftsmanship and design detail and include the work of several local architects and builders, including: Earl Williams, Hart Wood, John Morley, Theo Davies & Co., and J. Alvin Shadinger.
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.