The F.A. and Mary Bechert Residence is located deep within Manoa Valley and is situated on a gently sloping lot above Manoa Road. The two-story house follows a Fantasy Picturesque form, which appeared in the islands in the late 1920’s through the early 1930’s. It is one of approximately a dozen such styled houses that remain in Honolulu. Related to the Tudor revival style, it uses Elizabethan forms in a rather whimsical manner that is meant to be reminiscent of a fairytale. Such forms are not employed in an academically correct manner but rather as signifiers that tend towards a playful style.
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