The Ballentyne Residence is architecturally significant as a fine example of Honolulu architect Vladimir Ossipoff’s interpretation of the Monterey style during the late 1930’s. It followed the opening of renowned architect’s own office in March 1936. The house is characterized by its lateral running shake shingle, gable roof and the outset that is a covered, second story veranda which runs across most of the façade. It features clapboard siding on the first story and board and batten walls on the second. The house sits on a slightly raised, hollow tile foundation. The residence is located in a quiet neighborhood in Manoa Valley and is situated on a flat lot facing Oahu Avenue. The property offers a beautiful view of the Koolau Mountains at the back of the valley.
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