Greenwell House is a two-story Colonial Revival house constructed in 1925 in the Makiki neighborhood in Honolulu. The house is significant for its architecture as an example of the popular American Colonial Revival style, adapted to Hawaii. It features a rectangular plan, horizontal clapboard siding, hip roof, and columned porch that runs along the front facade. The roof of the columned porch or lanai forms a second story deck. In keeping with the Colonial Revival style, the front facade is formal, symmetrical, and balanced. The main entrance features a single French door flanked by typical Colonial Revival sidelights. On both sides of the entrance, a set of double French doors open to the interior. The entire house features canec ceilings with a symmetrical molding pattern. The Greenwell family were instrumental in developing the coffee industry in Kona. H.N. Greenwell planted the first coffee plant in Kona sometime between 1828 and 1829.
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