The Earle Ernst residence is significant on the local level as a good example of a Japanese-style house built in Honolulu following World War II. The house includes a number of distinctive features and is typical of its period in its design, materials, workmanship and methods of construction. It is also architecturally significant as a dwelling designed by the firm of Wimberly & Cook, which would emerge as one of the foremost architectural firms working in the hospitality and resort-design field during the later twentieth century.
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.