|The William K. Kaluakini House is an excellent example of a Craftsman-inspired Plantation Style bungalow that was built in 1927 in Lahaina for a local government official. The one-story, gable-on-hipped roof dwelling with cross gables and expansive porch or lanai is an indication of the relative prosperity that its owner achieved as a member of the Republican Party and a member of the local elite, and is one of less than ten remaining kama'aina family houses that are still found in Lahaina which date from the Period of Significance (1900-1959). The dwelling was built by an unidentified contractor, possibly George Ward Yamayoshi, for William Kauaha'ao Kaluakini, who worked in various government capacities during the transition of Hawai'i from a Monarchy (1791-1893), to a Republic (1894-1898), and then to an American territory in 1898. The William K. Kaluakini House (1927) appears eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). Applying the National Register (NR) criteria for buildings and/or structures over fifty years of age, the dwelling is eligible under Criteria A, B, and C.