Spanish Style Floor Plans

Vaulted ceilings, Columns and Arcades Maintain a Breezy and Open Feel

Spanish style floor plans can be a smaller one story ranch or large luxury home and are usually asymmetrical for an interesting façade. The roofs are low-pitched or even flat and are almost always covered with trademark terra cotta tiles that are very heat tolerant and can withstand the strong Southern sun where these homes are often built. Typically there is an arcade with a series of arched openings supported by columns and arched windows create drama both inside and out. The walls are typically made of wood or concrete block and finished with a stark white stucco façade that offers a striking contrast to the red tile roof.

Entice family and friends to gather together with a large kitchen open to the great room, where you can entertain while keeping busy. Interior elements such as vaulted ceilings, columns and archways define living areas while maintaining a breezy and open feel. Site the living areas as close as possible to the rear yard, because warm afternoon air and cool night breezes will draw guests to your outside living area. Build a covered lanai or enclosed courtyard and landscape with palm trees, cacti and other drought tolerant plants. Install a chiminea or full fireplace to add another architectural element and warm guests on cool nights. For the ultimate in luxury, construct a full outdoor kitchen with grill, stove and refrigerator for the greatest of ease in outdoor entertaining.

Similar Styles: Southwestern, Mission, Courtyards.

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