Built in 1912, the Grace Cooke Residence is significant for its architecture and association with Dr. Harald St. John, a Professor of Botany at the University of Hawaii, who lived in the home from 1929 to 1958. The Cooke Residence is a fine example of the early Bungalow/Craftsman style in Hawaii. The single-story, wood-frame residence sits on a lava rock foundation and features a hip roof with prominent front gable, shingle siding, and double-hung windows. The house sits on a 13,500 square foot lot, distinguished by the mature trees in the front yard. These trees include two Royal Poinciana, a West Indian Mahogany, a Sandbox, and two Silk Oaks. The integration of the natural rock outcropping with the steps and the landscaping further reflects the craftsman orientation of the period.
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