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The Sam and Mary Cooke Residence, built in 1962, is of architectural significance as an example of Hawaii’s regional version of Modern style residential design that dates from the 1950’s and 1960’s. It is the work of a master Honolulu architect, George Hogan, who designed many custom homes. The house’s understated elegance, clean lines, attention to detail and straight-forward but distinctive floor plan make it a comfortable and an attractive abode. As is typical of Hogan’s work, it employs a distinctive and dominant roof and incorporates suuch Asian details as the paneled ceilings in the living and dining rooms and shoji-like windows in the master bedroom. In addition, local materials including koa, lava rock, and concrete coral pavers integrate the house into its island setting.
This list of Hawaii’s historic properties is provided as a public service by Historic Hawaii Foundation. It is not the official list of properties designated on the Hawaii State Register of Historic Places. For official designations and determinations of eligibility, contact the State Historic Preservation Division of the Department of Land and Natural Resources of the State of Hawaii at 808-692-8015.