A good, late example of Queen Anne Revival in Honolulu, this two-story bluestone house presents a dynamic facade to the street. Its octagonal turret and gabled two-story bay window augment the upward flow of the house's hillside lot, which is balanced by the broad, pent-roofed, front porch. The house is finely detailed with lead-plugged mortar joints, leaded glass windows, interior Gothic-styled woodwork, Tudor archways, and open tracery in the stair balustrade. The dining room includes a small lava-rock-lined conservatory, referred to at the time as a “rockery.”
Alfred Hocking was a British immigrant who worked in the sugar industry on Maui before moving to Honolulu to start the Honolulu Brewing and Malting Company in 1900. He also opened the Oriental Brewing Company in Hong Kong in 1907. The house now serves as a bed-and-breakfast.