The Benz rental house, sited on a flat lot in Manoa Valley, is a one story, Craftsman Bungalow style house set on a lava rock and post and pier foundation. This house is significant on the local level under criterion C, as a good example of a bungalow style house built in Honolulu during the 1920s. The house exemplifies this style with its front facing gable roofs, side gable, overhanging eaves and exposed rafter tails. In addition the house has an asymmetrical floor plan and the exterior walls are clad with 4 inch wide wooden clapboards.
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