The Leroy Bush Residence was built in 1925 in Manoa Valley on a lot that slopes down and away from the street towards a small stream on the mauka (mountain side) portion of the lot. The one-story dwelling is “L” shaped in plan with a finished basement and has an intersecting gable roof with flat overhanging finished eaves. Built in 1924 and added to in 1939, the Leroy Bush Residence is significant as an example of the residential architecture of Hart Wood, a prominent architect in Hawaii during the 1920s and 30s. The interesting aspect of this house is that it represents two time periods of Hart Wood’s work. The original house is an example of his adaptation to typical Western styles and the 1939 addition demonstrates his well-known integration of Easter motifs.
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