The Stuart & Elizabeth Frazier Tompkins Residence is a modest Colonial Revival style house constructed in Hawaii in the early 1930’s. The house with its one and a half story scale, lateral running, steep, shake shingle, gable roof, double hung windows, and prominent, outset, gable roofed entry, well characterizes the English or Williamsburg Colonial Revival style of the dwelling. The primary variance from the ideal form for that style is the building’s lack of symmetry, a common occurrence in Colonial Revival style houses constructed in Hawaii. In this house, as in numerous others in the islands, the desire for a sunroom, with large sliding windows is what breaks the symmetry. In addition, the rear enclosed lanai is another Hawaii departure from the more typical U.S. Mainland examples of the style.
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