The Bowler Residence is a single story, single wall, modern style house with a concrete slab foundation and stained, 12” wide redwood tongue and groove walls. The walls are braced by a pair of beveled girts, with the lower one being 43” above the foundation. Its low pitched, aluminum steel alloy shingled, intersecting hipped roofs are overhanging with open eaves and exposed rafter tails. The metal shingles were designed to resemble shake shingles. The Bowler Residence is significant on the local level under criterion C, as a good example of a house built in Honolulu during the early 1950s in a modern style. The house is also significant at the local level under criterion A for its associations with the development of Niu peninsula as a residential neighborhood. It is one of only three houses fronting the ocean that remain from the neighborhood’s original development.
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