The Steere Residence was built in 1908 and represents the first wave of buildings to be constructed in the exclusive College Hills Tract of Manoa Valley. The two-story, asymmetrical house is one of the earliest examples of the Craftsman Bungalow Style in the area. The interior of the house also reflects the Craftsman philosophy of an organic natural interaction with the living environment and its residents. It is one of the only examples of the “airplane” variation of bungalow style to be featured in Manoa and features impressive views of Waikiki and the Pacific Ocean. The house is a superb example of the high ideals of the original developers of the College Hills Tract.
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