The Morris Residence, built by Ray Morris in 1930, is situated on a unique street in the College Hill District of Manoa Valley. Mohala Way was at one time a lane that serviced the larger homes below on Liloa Rise and Kamehameha Avenue. It has not changed much over the years. There are no sidewalks on the street, and while traffic moves in other directions, there is little room for cars to pass each other. The Morris Residence is a non-conforming building that is uniquely set on a 2,165 square foot lot. The house is a double-walled wooden structure with a foundation of lava rock that has a concrete cap. Many decorative motifs such as curved braces, exposed rafter tails and wooden arabesques on the carport gable and over the front entry, clearly set the style of the residence in the Craftsman tradition.
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