Arthur Loveless had a lot of contacts and a solid client base of well-to-do people who could afford custom built homes usually on view lots within the city. One of the most affluent areas was in a gated community called Broadmoor. With security gates, a golf course and a convenient location to downtown, residents of Broadmoor submit financial reports in order to obtain ownership in the community. Arthur Loveless designed 4 homes in the community.
This house was designed for the Anderson family in 1927. It was built in the Spanish Revival style and today is charming and elegant.
Built using stucco and a red tiled roof, surrounded by Spanish tile fountains, pavers and black steel windows, this house has a character that is special and feels like you are in Hacienda style home. As you enter, a set of wooden double doors bring you into the tiled entry with a staircase that has Spanish tiles on the footers and original wrought iron hand railings. Beams at the ceiling add rustic charm to the house. Signature Loveless features in nearly all of his homes are the distinction of room to room by a 2 step up or down creating separation of spaces and distinctive rooms which creates a coziness in each room. This house is no exception. A step down into the living room from the main entrance hall creates a space that feels cozy yet connected. A few steps back up into the dining room create a flow yet distinct rooms.
A beautiful example of how Loveless did not just stick with one distinct style and yet his signature features are present. One of my favorites to date.