Spanish Home Style Design
Spanish home style can be found across the country in new and older home communities. Spanish home style is characterized by thick adobe walls and subtle, earth- and sea-inspired colors. The design is warm and inviting and incorporates outside areas as living space. There are usually several entryways into the house, each with its own courtyard or patio. Many different components can go into Spanish home style, including Mediterranean aspects, Spanish Baroque elements, Moorish touches and Gothic elements. Low structures are common, with clay roofs, arched doorways and windows as well as balconies and courtyards to enjoy cool breezes in hot weather. Interior walls are plastered, and ornate tiles, wrought iron and heavy woodwork add textural elements. Structures tend to the asymmetrical with clay roofs that help to keep the house cool under intense sunshine.