According to Lakewood's Advocate Magazine, Hutsell’s Spanish Eclectic designs are whimsical and flamboyant with their multi-colored Spanish tile roofs, cream-colored brick (to simulate stucco) with wrought iron accents, round turrets and stained glass windows. This architecture style is very rare outside of southern California.
Hutsell was inspired by the California home of cowboy movie star Tom Mix, and in 1926 began to incorporate some of these features into his designs. He favored L-shaped floor plans built around an enclosed courtyard, possibly with fountains and exterior hearths to create an outdoor living space.
Hutsell built this home for himself in 1930 for $10,000.