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The Ernest Shelton Van Tassel Residence, also known as Nutridge, is a shingled, one-story structure built in 1925. The residence is a local adaptation of the Colonial Revival style with a gabled roof, exterior shingles, and double-pitched hip-roofed wings that extend from either side of an outset living-room bay. The nomination includes the entire twenty-two acre plantation, including macadamia nut trees and a caretakers’s cottage. The Ernest Shelton Van Tassel Residence is significant for its association with the beginning of the macadamia nut industry in Hawaii. The main house is also significant as an example of the work of architect Hart Wood.
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.