The Bicknell Residence, built in 1911, is an early example of the Craftsman style that became extremely popular in Hawai`i. Typical of the early Craftsman houses is the rectangular, hip roof with exposed rafters, lava rock foundation, wood shingle siding, asymmetric layout, and an exceptional attention to unique details which enhance the ideal superb craftsmanship. The house is situated high on a large sloping lot in Manoa to capture the magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean and Diamond Head. This was part of the College Hill subdivision, one of the first major subdivisions whic turned lush Manoa Valley into the desirable neighborhood which it is today. The Bicknell Residence is one of the few that remains on its original lot; many have been re-subdivided either in 1925 or during the 1950’s.
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