Remodeling Projects That Fit Your Home’s Architecture – Mediterranean Style Home
Mediterranean Revival Style – AKA “Mission” or “California mission”
Mediterranean revival style homes are usually clad in adobe-like stucco, with a flat or low-pitch roof made of clay tiles. They also feature design elements like porticos, balconies and ornamental details such as heavy wooden doors and multicolored tiles. Their popularity began around the 1920’s and has resurged in recent years. They are most often found in California and throughout the Southwest.
1. Porte Cochere:
a. Many of the upper echelon Mediterranean Style homes sport a Porte Cochere.
b. Though expensive, a porte cochere, which is a covered entrance that is large enough for vehicles to pass through, can be a classy addition for any Mediterranean style home.
c. These typically fit best where the driveway enters into a courtyard that can be connected to the home, garage, or even stand alone.