The Gates Residence is significant on the state level under criterion C, as a good example of a house built in Honolulu during the late 1930s in a Hawaiian style. It is a two story house with a concrete slab and post and pier foundation and 12” wide redwood tongue and groove walls. Its low pitched, shake shingle, intersecting double pitched hipped roofs are overhanging with open eaves and exposed rafter tails. The house is characterized by a wing running to the right, which twice recedes before terminating at the automobile court. The house is also the work of a master having been designed by Mark Potter, and possesses high artistic values.
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