The Johnson Residence is situated in a quiet residential neighborhood on the lower flank of Diamond Head along a dead end street. It is a single story, modern-style house with strong Asian overtones. It is designed around a central courtyard and with wings around all four sides of the courtyard. It sits on a concrete slab foundation and has walls consisting of brick size concrete block surmounted by 12” redwood lap siding. The Mrs. Katherine Johnson Residence is significant on the local level under criterion C, as an excellent example of a house built in Honolulu during the late 1950s in a modern Hawaiian style with Asian overtones. It is also the work of a master having been designed by Albert Ely Ives, and possesses high artistic values.
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