Houzz is the new way to design your home.
architectural spain rules
curves and arches... here curved steps lead to a graceful archway to the front door
white stucco exterior and walls.... Fresh white paint covers roughly textured stucco - a hand - applied mix of cement, water and sand or lime .. The result is an agedlooking Old World surface
Painted tile ... Here a beautifully cured staircase reveals another clasic feature: handpainted tiles on the stair risers
Terracotta roof tiles. The red clay roof tops give the homes a warm, earthy, rustic look.. Often the roof lines are multi-level to create interest an asymmentry. This home features a turret
Tower like chimneys... No detail is too small, This functional chimney is given special treatment with moldings and little wondows
here is one which stands proudly with little arched windows and ts own tile roof. The decorative ledges below it are perfect for displaying rustic planters
Balconies. These were designed so that you coluld step out from your room above to enjoy the fresh air and views.
Ornamental Iron Work ... Finely crafted wrought iron work graces stair railings, gates, window grilles and lanterns. Here is a closeup of a window grille.
Wooden doors and gates often feature iron details. These lanterns are typical spanish revival
here are some scroled tair railings
Courtyards and patios. The mild climate of meditarranean encouraged outdoor living, so the spanish created lost of spaces to enjoy outside. The patios often had fireplaces wich allowed you to linger outside late into the night.
arcades. A series of arches supported by columns is called an arcde. This is and old achitectural feature wich originated i Rome. In the Mediterranean the arcades sheltede walkways int town squares.
here is a inside view of another arcade, notice he expasive terracotta tiled patio it covers, the impressive woodwork above and the outdoor fireplace. all you need si some comfy furniture and you'll never want to leave