Mediterranean style does not refer to a specific origin (you won’t find Mediterranean style homes very often around the Mediterranean Sea). Instead, this indigenous American house plan draws upon floor plan and design elements found in Italian villas, Spanish Revival and Mission Revival homes to create an elegant look and feel. A trademark stucco exterior and tile roof houses a gorgeous open floor plan inside, perfect for entertaining. Mediterranean house plans echo the relaxed, outdoor lifestyle of the region that gives them their name.
- Typically two stories with low-pitched red-tile roofs
- Stucco exterior walls (often in pastel hues)
- Asymmetrical layout and open, airy living spaces
- Archways and exposed wooden beams frame the rooms