Mediterranean style home designs draw their flavour from traditional Italian villas and elegant Spanish Revival homes with their striking colours, bold simplicity, and textural contrasts that are always so beautiful and refreshing.
These dream houses, though usually referred to as Mediterranean style homes, aren’t necessarily built on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea; so the term actually refers less to a specific area or region but more to the architectural style and interior décor of the building.
These luxurious homes that are very popular in North America, represent the beautiful crisp, fresh, and elegant styles of the region, and borrow from a great number of elements, such as the trademark stucco applied on the exterior walls, open spacious areas flowing into each other, archway openings, exposed wooden beams on the ceilings, and low pitch terracotta tiled roofs.
Mediterranean home designs are perfect homes for entertaining, and every visitor, including family and friends, just love all the functional and efficient amenities along with plenty of open airy interior spaces, asymmetrical plan layouts, and aesthetically pleasing outdoors that come with these stylish houses.
Mediterranean style homes echo the comfortable, stress-free and tranquil outdoors lifestyle of the region that gives them their aptly described name.
The simple but luxurious architectural design typically come in two stories, but many also come in one storey designs.
Home Plan and Design Details
Mediterranean styled architecture has low roof lines and impressive grand arched openings with contemporary themes that include lovely glass-panelled doors that lead into an open plan interior defined by coffered ceilings, decorative columns, and stone arches. They have formal living rooms usually with a fireplace, large windows and access to a veranda that gives its occupants amazing views.
The interior layout gives you a kind of relaxed feeling, and always leads out to an open leisure space close to the kitchen that’s great for casual entertaining or family gatherings.
There is also a great favourite feature, an outdoor kitchen that encourages dining alfresco.
The secluded master suite has a living area, access to the veranda, a quiet study with vintage high-beamed ceilings and a luxurious bathroom suite. There are four other bedroom suites, where one has a morning kitchen, with two having access to a private deck.