Mediterranean Style Home Plans
Mediterranean-style architecture is based on traditional Mediterranean building techniques. The goal of Mediterranean-style design is to build a structure that can stay cool and breezy in the hot sun climate in the Mediterranean. General features include shallow, sloping roofs using bright terra cotta roof tiles. Roofs overhang the walls – a feature used int he Mediterranean to provide extra shade. Most Mediterranean homes employ a courtyard in front of a house, as part of the driveway, or inside the floor plan. This encourages an open, breezy feel.
Mediterranean architecture includes lost of large, open arches and windows. These are designed to take advantage of any breeze coming through the house. Traditionally, Mediterranean houses are constructed with stucco walls. These walls remain unpainted, giving Mediterranean homes a bright, clean appearance.
Design Basics’ Mediterranean-styled house plans reflect these time-honored elements while the floor plans incorporate modern design features and amenities for the way we live. Each of our home plans can be customized to your specific needs.