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The Charles Montague Cooke Jr. Residence, also known as Kuali`i, was built in 1912 and is significant for its architecture and its association with Charles Montague Cooke and the Cooke family. Designed by Emory & Webb, a major architectural firm in Honolulu, the house stands as one of their major works from this period. The two-story Tudor Revival style house is situated at the top of a hill in Manoa Valley and has a large front lawn, gracefully landscaped with several mature monkey pod and shower trees. The house is characterized by its massive bluestone and half-timber and stucco facade, steep gable roof, and prominent porte-cochere, which makes it one of the best known examples of the Tudor Revival style in the state. The residence shares the property with an ancient Hawaiian agricultural temple, Kuka`o`o Heiau, an unmortared stone religious temple. The house takes its name “Kuali`i”, from one of the early chiefs of Oahu known to have worshiped at this site.
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.