The Edward Loomis Residence was built in 1926 on the West side of Manoa Valley. It is significant as an example of a 1920s Colonial Revival style house as well as for its association with Dr. Edwin K. Chung-Hoon, one of the first Hawaiians to obtain a medical degree and a renown authority on Hansen’s disease. The house’s balanced, rectangular profile and a lanai with prominent Doric columns stylistically relate to the Colonial Revival style. However, the house’s asymmetrical façade, sliding doorways, and open floor plan is at a variance with traditional Colonial Revival forms, but very much in keeping with the 1920s architectural response to Hawaii’s environment. The design of the house well addresses Hawaii’s climatic needs. The capacious lanai allows for an outdoor living space, while its various pocket doors not only enhance ventilation but encourage indoor-outdoor relationships.
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