Set on a broad lawn sprinkled with coconut palms, its rich Waianae sandstone facade lustrous in the sun, the library is a quintessential 1950s Hawaiian-style building. Modern in line, but Hawaiian in heart, the single-story, L-shaped library bears a residential quality, with its gently pitched, gabled roof and grand expanse of windows. The intimate walled garden space, the cast-stone masonry screen's depiction of an outrigger canoe, and the extension of the mauka roofline to shelter an independent walkway in a lanai-like manner, further contribute to a delightful celebration of Hawaii's culture and lifestyle.
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