Pueblo Style Floor Plans
An Open Floor Plan So Dry Desert Air Can Easily Flow
The Pueblo style is derived from a mixture of architectural influences including Spanish Colonial and Adobe styles, which rely heavily on stucco construction, a flat roof and rounded edges. The use of local building materials and horizontal orientation allow these residences to blend seamlessly into the desert landscape where these homes are concentrated. Enhance the connection to the outdoors with an extensive outdoor living space at the rear of the home.
The stucco construction will usually be of earth-colored tones, the color of the desert sand. Decorative features often found on Adobe style homes are wooden beams projecting from the roofline, hand-hewn wood lintels inset above deep window openings and walls that slope inward. The building edges are soft, with rounded corners and decorative motifs, further blending this style home into the surrounding landscape. You could take advantage of the flat roof by using it as outdoor living space or a roof-top garden. The entrance is often marked by an elaborate gate, through which you may find a full-width front porch with unpainted wood columns and a heavy iron door leading inside.
The interior floorplan of Adobe style homes should be open so the dry desert air can flow easily throughout. Rooms are usually located on one level, with the potential for creative use of space such as open lofts where the roofline steps up. Courtyards are often placed at the rear to provide shade gardens and private outdoor living space. Interior decor is often utilitarian with tile or brick floors, tree trunk columns or hand hewn wood columns and adobe fireplaces. Due to its highly stylistic and regional nature, this house type is perfect for utilizing local materials and displaying indigenous art.
Similar Styles: Spanish, Southwestern, Mission, Courtyards.