The Hugh G. Petersen, Jr. Residence, built circa 1950, is located in the hillside neighborhood of Makiki Heights. The house is an example of the contemporary Hawaiian Regional architectural style that emerged during the immediate post World War II period. The style was a variant of Modernism, which was infused with local adaptations that exploited Hawai`i’s climate and unique cultural setting. The residence is one-story in height, asymmetrical in plan and arranged in a strongly linear fashion. The Petersen Residence reflects the skill with which its master architect, Vladimir Ossipoff, was able to infuse the prevailing contemporary architectural style with adaptations inspired by the local environment and cultural setting.
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