The McVeagh residence sits in a quiet residential neighborhood on the upslope side of Waokanaka Street, above the Pali Highway. It stands on a sloping 14,638 square foot, terraced lot with a lava retaining wall defining the property’s street frontage. The modified-L-shaped, two-story, Tudor revival style house has half-timbered walls and a composition shingled, intersecting gable roof with overhanging eaves and exposed, carved rafter tails. Bracketing adorns the house under the eaves and a coping bisects the gable ends. The house sits on a concrete and lava rock foundation. The McVeagh residence is a very good example of a Tudor revival style house of the 1930s in Honolulu and will included in the Honolulu Tudor-French Norman Cottages Thematic Group.
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