An assortment of influences from Mediterranean countries, particularly France, Italy and Spain can be found in the architectural style and design that today carries the same name. This style of architecture in North America was extremely popular from the 1920s-1940s, emulating haciendas in the Spanish New World with red-clay tiled roofs, verandas and arches, and unsmoothed plaster to resemble the adobe design. The Mediterranean-style of architecture was popular in California, Florida, and Texas — states with many Spanish histories.
Over time, embellishments from other European countries such as Greece and the Balkans could be found in the houses. Asian flourishes from Cypress, Lebanon, and Turkey joined North African countries like Morocco and Tunisia in the fusion. To this day, many stylish and ornate homes that combine design elements from any of those countries are categorized as Mediterranean homes due to the blended cultural influences from those regions.
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Austin Mediterranean-Style Real Estate
Mediterranean architecture in Austin is typically Neo-Mediterranean, having borrowed main design elements such as stucco, rustic wooden beams, terracotta roof tiles, stunningly carved doors, arches over doorways, mosaics and ceramic tiles. Interested home buyers will also find large picture windows and verandas, wrought iron finishings and fixtures, and a color scheme of soft neutrals, added to a hacienda or ranch design.
Capturing the high end of the market, architects in Austin incorporate vaulted ceilings, open Chef's kitchens, opulent patios and courtyards, in-ground pools with mosaic floors, romantic verandas with wrought-iron fixtures, and covered outdoor areas to create a home with a seamless flow from indoors to out.
Mediterranean architecture's roots grew over centuries in the southern regions of Europe. Depending on the area of Europe, this style takes on a different flair.
Here are some styles you'll find in Austin Mediterranean-style real estate:
With such timeless and striking designs, Austin mediterranean-style homes have innate curb appeal, but you'll notice many homeowners make great efforts in growing their gardens into a romantic setting. Elegantly manicured grounds decorated with Cypress trees, palms, lavender and Jerusalem sage complete terraced gardens.
Benefits of Living in Austin Mediterranean-Style Homes
Austin Mediterranean-style homes benefit from Stucco for its sustainability factor as well as an excellent fire-resistant material. Thick stucco walls help to insulate these styles of homes, ideal for Austin's climate. Clay roof tiles are designed for warmer climates and will last for a century or more. Flooring is often made of granite, terracotta or marble tiles to keep the house cool. Kitchen walls are typically made of limestone materials to allow breathing.
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