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Colonial Revival Featured on BankRate.comThis Colonial Revival, built in 1927, sits on just over six-tenths of an acre in Hilo, Hawaii.

Why it's on the register: It's a beautiful Colonial Revival, and the people associated with the home "are major names in our history books," says Donna Duryea, Realtor and salesperson with Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers.

Commissioned by educators Netti and Levi Lyman, it was designed by noted architect Frank Arakawa.

It was bought by another prominent Hawaiian family, the Carlsmiths, who hired another renowned architect, Vladimir Ossipoff, to renovate it in the 1940s, adding the lanai and porte cochere, says Duryea.

What makes it memorable: This home is "built with such craftsmanship and such care," she says. "The hardwood floors -- Douglas fir throughout -- are gorgeous. And you've got that beautiful staircase."

It has "high ceilings and the rooms are large," Duryea says. The original double-sash windows "bring in the light."

The den is fully paneled, and the formal dining room has its original 1927 candelabra, she says.

The 4,700-square-foot home has five bedrooms, plus an office and three bathrooms, she says.

The grounds are lushly landscaped, with trees and flowers constantly in bloom, she says.

"I think of this house as queenly," says Duryea. "She's regal, stately and irreplaceable."

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