The Donald Hayselden Residence was built in 1930 on the west side of Manoa Valley. It is siginificant as a Mediterranean Revival style house constucted in Hawaii in the late 1920’s and early 1930’s. With its stuccoed masonry construction, segmental or rounded archways, and Spanish details that are observed in the principal doors, use of wrought iron, and light fixtures, the house stylistically relates closely with the Mediterranean Revival tradtion as it developed in Hawaii. The design of the house well addresses Hawaii’s climatic needs with its large from lanai and four sets of double doors opening the living room to the outdoors, Its use of casement windows and wide overhanging eaves also were associated with Islands’ domestic architecture of the period. The design of the house also nicely integrates with its hillside setting.
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