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Abstract Built around 1917, the Kreye Residence is a two-story structure and is basically square in plan; the enclosed front porch and dining room extend on one side of the structure. The gable roof is steeply double-pitched, with a large dormer and deep overhangs, and with smaller eaves shading windows on the mauka and Diamond-Head sides. The structure is double-wall construction, with clapboard-siding, with the exception of the windward side, which has wooden shingling. On the interior, the dining room and library (front porch) maintain the original beamed ceilings. The Kreye Residence is significant as an example of wood-frame house construction influenced by the Craftsman style, and was designed and built by master carpenter and builder, Heinrich Knaack. The structure is also significant for its associations in the development of the Manoa Valley which is significant in the social and architectural development of Hawaii.