The Nylen Residence is situated on Diamond Head Road in Diamond Head Terrace, a quiet residential neighborhood past the end of Kapiolani Park. The residence is significant on the local level under criterion C, as a good example of a house built in Honolulu in the 1930s in a streamline moderne style. Residences designed in a streamline moderne style in Hawaii are rare. It is a two-story house which features rounded front corners and a flat, built-up tar roof with overhanging eaves that follow the curvature of the house. The roof has a shallow pitch to the rear. The house sits on a poured in place concrete slab foundation, and its walls are of concrete masonry units (cmu). The house is also significant at the local level under criterion A for its associations with the development of Diamond Head Terrace as a residential area.
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