The Hart Wood house is of State significance under Criterion B as the home of architect, Hart Wood. Wood was instrumental in developing the Hawaiian Regional style of architecture between 1919 and 1952, while working as an architect in Hawai’i. He built and lived in the house with his family. His design office was moved into the attic of the home in 1933. It remained there until 1952. The Hart Wood house is of State significance also under Criterion C as an example of a Master architect, being designed and built by preeminent master architect, Hart Wood. Distinctive design features, materials and workmanship of the home are an excellent example of a Wood design. These features were used in many of Wood’s designs, from 1920 to 1926, and beyond.
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