Spanish style homes may appear in all areas of the United States, but you’ll usually find them in Florida, Texas, and California. These timeless homes blend Moorish, Mediterranean, and Spanish Colonial elements. The rich architectural style of Spanish-inspired homes fits Florida’s warm climate perfectly.
When were Spanish style homes most popular?
Mediterranean L-Shaped Home
Mission-style homes, which were most popular between 1895 and 1910, mimicked the plain, rustic feel of the churches with thick walls and modest window sizes, plaster interiors and exposed wood beam ceilings. The style’s popularity can be traced to two cultural events of the time.
Why are Spanish houses white?
To protect the houses from the sun during summer. White houses are cooler during the hot summer than houses with other colors. This bit of wisdom comes from the Moors. The white color reflects the sunlight and does not absorb it, keeping the house cool.
What is the most expensive style of house to build?
Modern house styles are, in most cases, more expensive to build. Because of the open floor plan, their structure and materials need to be more durable such as concrete. It costs a lot more compared to brick mostly used in the traditional house styles.
How can I make my house look Spanish style?
Exposed wooden beams on ceilings and dark wood trim around doors and windows are signature elements of Spanish style. Rustic kitchens feature dark walnut cabinets ornamented with rope or beaded trim, flared hoods over stoves or built-in cooking alcoves.
What is modern Spanish style?
Think of modern Spanish style as a hybrid: part Spanish colonial, part modern-day decor. Think traditional touches like terracotta vases, rustic wood furniture and quatrefoil windows – along with modern sofas, modern colors (like greige) for walls and modern lighting fixtures (like floor and table lamps).