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Mediterranean Style House Plans

The Mediterranean architectural style is inspired by an international combination of home designs. Mediterranean homes contain elements from homes found in coastal Spain and Italy, along with details from elegantly exotic Moorish houses. Notable US examples can be found in the Santa Barbara area of California, which shares the mild and sunny climate of countries near the Mediterranean Sea. Mediterranean house plans are filled with distinctive details, including textured plaster interiors and lovely exterior stucco walls. The homes are often accented with characteristic, red clay or terra cotta colored, tile roofing. The shallow, sloping rooflines typically extend beyond the home’s footprint, to create comfortable shaded areas around the home. Graceful arched windows and doorways, along with double French doors are often used enhance the home’s peaceful, open Mediterranean atmosphere. Ceilings may feature exposed beams to bring in a natural ambiance. Our Mediterranean house plans often feature generously sized outdoor entertaining spaces, such as covered porches, patios and balconies or long, arched galleries. These areas create striking curb appeal, while providing breezy comfort for family and houseguests.Mediterranean style houses impart a sense of calm and relaxation, making them perfect for a vacation home or a year-round abode. Although Mediterranean homes are ideal for warm, sunny locales, these houses can be just as charming in a variety of settings across the country. Our Mediterranean house plans offer a range of home sizes in one or two stories. If you're seeking a similar design to Mediterranean, consider a Florida, Tuscan or Spanish style house plan. Explore your options for a home in the Mediterranean architectural style by browsing through our exquisite selection of house plans here.