The Richards/Goodale/Carter House was built in 1921 in Nu`uanu. It is significant as the best known example of a house associated with Catherine Jones Richards, a successful and renowned landscape architect of Hawai`i and the mailand. While there are numerous examples of her landscape work, this may be the only surviving work of her architectural design capabilities. The house is of further significance as a fine, intact example of a large Colonial Revival house that is enhanced by its setting in landscaped grounds, which exemplify kama`aina living in Hawai`i. The 1948 renovations done by Mark Potter have reached significance in their own right. The site is also significant for the auwai or early irrigation system located on the property.
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