The George Yanagihara Residence is a modest Hawaiian style bungalow built in 1930 in the Kaimuki Tract by contractor Moichi Izezaki for Lewers & Cooke, Ltd. It is significant for its architecture as an example of the “Hawaiian-style” bungalow popularized by Lewers and Cooke during the 1920’s and 1930’s. The one story house sits on a post-and-pier foundation and has walls clad in clapboard siding and a wood-shingled roof. The majority of windows are single or paired 6-over-1 double hung sash. The steep, double-pitched hip roof, overhanging eaves, exposed rafter tails, entry lanai, large windows, and asymmetric plan are typical features of this style.
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