Wednesday, March 28, 2018

La Casa Amable


The house I introduced you to in yesterday's post is called La Casa Amable or "Friendly House" and it is located right in the heart of Phoenix's Arcadia district and not far from where I live.  The room above is located in the original part of the house that dates all the way back to 1890.


This room is right next to the room above and is in the "newer" section of the house.  It was added in 1915.  As you can see, this one has been a Phoenix homestead for a very long time.


The home was built by William J Murphy on land granted to him by the 23rd President of the United States, Benjamin Harrison.  Murphy himself is a figure in Arizona history and is best known for spearheading construction of the Arizona Canals in the 1880's.


The home has been featured in architectural publications around the country and in 1990 it was a Heard Museum designer showcase home.  That was when these wonderful tiles were placed on the kitchen wall and scattered around the kitchen.


Here's a closer look at the artistic tiles.  They are such a great addition to this  home that is unquestionably southwestern in style.

Tomorrow I'll take you to the back garden of this home and show you some of the beauty out back.

14 comments:

biebkriebels said...

That is nice to see the rooms with all the original furnitures and fireplaces.

Bill Nicholls said...

Wonderful place, I love those tiles

Kate said...

Certainly an outstanding casa!

Lowell said...

I love everything about this place...it screams southwest and Arizona and is just plain gorgeous! Those tiles are magnificent, too. What a beautiful home.

Steve Reed said...

What a beautiful house! I love those tiles! It pays to know a president. :)

Judy Ryer said...

Beautiful!

William Kendall said...

The kitchen tiles are marvelous!

RedPat said...

Wow - it is a beauty, Sharon! I quite like those tiles!

Maria Rodrigues said...

Gorgeous house.
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bill burke said...

Wow, the house is so beautiful and those tiles are magnificent.

Christine said...

I can see why this would be featured in magazines! It's gorgeous!

Catalyst said...

I could move right in!

Karl Demetz said...

Wonderful interiors !

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I knew it would be beautiful inside too Sharon. Love the fabulous white fireplace in the third shot. The tiles are an amazing pictorial Of the times.