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On the morning of May 1st, I attended this “historic Manoa walking tour.” When I arrived there, every house had curb appeal. Rock wall on the street is still so attractive to me, just like 10 years ago, when I was living on Vanouver Drive. At that time, I always liked to walk with my dog in these streets, and enjoyed those English cottage style houses and gardens.

Ten years later, they are still amazing to me, seeing most of them still preserving the same European-style architectural elements. When you are walking in this neighborhood, you ‘ll feel you are in some European countryside. It’s full of sunshine, and has quiet and peaceful surroundings.

Manoa History House—2006 McKinly Street

The above pictures tell us how the “Malama Manoa” homeowner preserved the historic house. This house was built in 1936. This historic Manoa residence has a lava rock foundation with a prominent outset front entry and an unusual pair of stairs. It is a Craftsman-style home, built on three levels with a finished basement.

The detached garage is constructed with lava rock and redwood, and built into a hillside. The right side picture (above) was taken in 2003. At that time, this house was on the market and it needed to be preserved from the inside to the outside. Look at the left side picture (above), and you’ll see a current preserved house. It tells us that the current homeowner spent a lot of money and energy to preserve the history of “Malama Manoa’s” spirit.

This tour also inspired me. As a homeowner and a real estate professional, I need to look around our own neighborhood and our client’s neighborhood for markers of the past. Each curb appeal, each rock wall, tells you a lot of past and current homeowner’s stories. A lot of neighborhoods in Hawaii need to be preserved and appreciated. I think it will be great if every community had something like this.

五月一日早晨我参加了“Historic Manoa Walking Tuor”. 当我到达那条旧违的老街时,我仍然被那里的一栋一栋欧式的房子吸引着。我在十年前曾经住在那个街附近(Vancouver Drive),那时我总喜欢牵着我的狗,漫步地在这条街上,欣赏着每一栋房子的欧式结构,自然的石头垒起的墙。 当你漫步在这里你会感到犹如进入某个欧洲的国家的恬静的乡村,阳光灿然,安静而优雅。

第二张照片上的房子是建于1936年,是很有特色的手艺人的杰作,她是由自然的石头垒起的地基,一共三层,建在山坡上,车库也是自然的石头和木头建起的。左面的那张照片是2003年拍摄的,当时这栋房子在市场上出售,她从里到外都需要买方进行重新的修理。右面的照片是经过重新的修理现在的房子。你可以看到房子的主人花费了很多的财力,人力让这所历史性的房子又重见了原来的风采。

通过这次的游历,我深感到作为房产的主人,一个从事房产职业的经纪人,应当更加注意在我们的周围,我们客户的居住区,每一个房子建筑,花园一定有着同样的过去和现在房主的故事。夏威夷有很多的住宅需要我们去保护她的历史。希望每一个有着相同经历的区域能象“ Malama Manoa” 一样,让那些历史性的建筑能重现光彩。

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Jeanne E Buboltz RB,CRS,GRI

May 4, 2011

Yvonne, we seemed to have made a good pair without realizing it! Both discussing the May 1st Manoa Historical Walk tour. I liked your article,hoping you like my Talk Story #19.
Aloha,Jeanne E Buboltz RB

Jeanne E Buboltz RB,CRS,GRI

May 4, 2011

Yvonne, we seemed to have made a good pair without realizing it! Both discussing the May 1st Manoa Historical Walk tour. I liked your article,hoping you like my Talk Story #19.
Aloha,Jeanne E Buboltz RB

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