The Lukens Residence, built in 1929, was part of a first wave of upper middle class suburban housing developed in the Woodlawn area of Manoa Valley. It is significant as a unique example of an intact Tudor Revival style residential building in Honolulu in the early 20th century. Fairytale-like in feeling, the Lukens residence features typical characteristics of this style including diamond-paned windows, steeply pitched front facing gable, exposed trusses, prominent chimney, and stucco walls. While the house falls within the Tudor Revival style subcategory, it exhibits strong post-medieval English or Old English design influences which make this an unusual example of a residential building in Honolulu in the early 20th century.
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