The Ida Macdonald residence was built in 1926 in the College Hills Tract of Manoa. It is significant as being part of the second period of intensive residential development in the area when larger properties were halved or quartered to offer more space for housing. The Ida Macdonald Residence is also significant as an example of a Craftsman style house built in the early 20th century. It is a three story, wood-framed, rectilinear Craftsman Bungalow with Dutch Colonial elements. These elements include a gabled roof and an elongated and sloping roof line on the north and east sides of the dwelling. The striking roof design, an elongated, steep gable with a flared end, shades an expansive lanai that merges the Craftsman concept of flow from indoors to outdoors with the Hawaiian Vernacular ideal and locality.
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