A new job brought Jim Delgado & Ann Goodhart to Avondale from Washington, D.C. They selected this stately home built in 1929 in the Prairie Style, an architectural design popular among the large two-story homes in the Avondale. Its hip roof, dormers, broad boxed eaves, and tapered posts are characteristic of this style.
Over time the home has been modified to the Mediterranean Revival look it has today. Previous owners extended the sunroom and converted the garage into a guest house. Jim and Ann renovated the kitchen and master bathroom. That work led to a surprising discovery that a supporting wall had been eliminated in an earlier renovation requiring extensive structural reconstruction.
The home is located in the Arden subdivision, an area that predates the more widely known Avondale subdivision by seven years. In this neighborhood Jim and Ann said they found “the diversity of historic home styles, the large heritage trees, and the historic character of the shopping areas imparts a sense of small community within a sprawling urban area.”