Mediterranean House Plans
What does Mediterranean style say to you? Beautiful scenery? Lemons? Tall arches and architecture? Wrought-iron? Olives? Yes, to all the aforementioned. Let’s talk structure, then the ‘life’ of the style will fit right in.
With strong influence from Italy and Spain, the Mediterranean style brings you relaxed, welcoming, warm vibes. Greece and France also add influence, so that this type of home can be formal yet comfortable, light and airy, with strong inside and outside living areas blending seamlessly together for a family or entertaining.
If you prefer a symmetrical-looking home, this is a style to consider. A symmetrical exterior typically has a front door centered and flanked by large windows, either squared or arched at the top. Wrought-iron detailing around them adds an Old-World charm. These windows play dual functions in allowing the outdoor breezes to stroll through the home (functionality), as well as to bring nature in. A Mediterranean home creates harmony with nature and the landscape around it.
From a floorplan standpoint, this style often has a large open feeling. Arches and columns are common between spaces and again, seamless transitions occur between indoor and outdoor living. Large kitchens, the center of many homes, can ‘anchor’ the plan.
With nature and natural materials playing an important role, you’ll often find décor of wood floors, ceiling beams, staircases, and bannisters. Tiled floors (again, a practical, functional purpose) can be single toned or bright and elaborate in a mosaic pattern. Earthy colors, in general, with splashes of jewel tones are classic in Mediterranean homes.
The landscape and easy movement between the home structure and the environment around it is very Mediterranean, so plant pots of herbs and flowers, topiaries, and add a water feature, such as a fountain.
Living Concepts is well known for the Old-World charm we bring to our plans. You have many options to choose from on our site. Enjoy looking for what best suits you. We’re here when you’re ready to build your ideal home.