The Gosling/Day Residence was built in 1924 on a steeply sloping property on a narrow side street in Manoa Valley. It is significant for its architecture and for its association with the residential development of Honolulu as as part of the Pu`upueo Tract of Manoa. The house was designed in a symmetric, Neo-Classical style with Craftsman detailing. It is one-story on the street side and two-story in the rear, creating the illusion of a small cottage. The wood-frame house has a nearly pyramidal hip roof, open eaves with scalloped rafter tails, clapboard siding, and lava rock foundation. A projecting entry porch is defined by Doric columns and a pediment with a circle motif that is centered and flanked by paired 6-over-1 double-hung windows. It has a detached carport. It sits on land that originally included the old Cooper house that became Jackson College in 1952. The present owners successfully removed vinyl siding that had been previously installed over the original clapboard.
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