Defining Mediterranean Style Architecture

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This beautiful Mediterranean style home, built in 1928, was recently listed for sale in Highland Park. So, what are the features that make this a Mediterranean-style home?

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White stucco or painted brick and terracotta roof tiles define Mediterranean style.

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Also common are curving lines which we see both on the outside walls and inside creating soft rooms and lovely arches.

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Terracotta tile is a common floor material used.

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Hand-painted tiles are frequently used. Here they decorate this fountain.

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Wood beamed ceilings create much drama.

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Some of the ceilings in this home have been painted to lighten the spaces, but others retain the dark wood finish.

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Decorative wrought iron is found on the stairs and on light fixtures.

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Graceful arcades of curves supported by columns are a highlight in this bathroom.

It is wonderful to see so much of the original Mediterranean-influenced style and materials retained in this home.

Enjoy your week!

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