5810 Friends Avenue was built in 1918. This residence is significant as an excellent example of Mediterranean Revival architectural style, which is a variant of Spanish Colonial Revival, popular in California and Florida. Accompanying the rise of eclectic Period Revival styles attributed to architects trained in the tradition of l’Ecole des Beaux Arts, a group of influential French design institutions that emphasized literal representations of European architectural precedents, Spanish Colonial Revival derived inspiration from ornate buildings in Latin American and Mediterranean regions, specifically Spain. Sharing many character-defining decorative features and materials with Spanish Colonial Revival, including terra cotta tile roofing, stucco wall surfaces, and arched openings, Mediterranean Revival drew greater inspiration from designs of seaside villas and resorts in coastal regions of Italy and southern France.