MEDITERRANEAN STYLE HOMES
Known for tiled roofs, stucco finishes, and open courtyards, Mediterranean style homes are typically found in states with warm climates, rich in Spanish history, like Florida and California. The Mediterranean house is a melting pot of influences from Spain, Italy, Portugal, and other countries along the Mediterranean region of the world.
FINEST CUSTOM MEDITERRANEAN HOME BUILDERS IN SOUTH FLORIDA
HART Homes are experts in Mediterranean style architecture.
At HART Homes, our South Florida custom home builders specialize in Mediterranean homes that feature terraces, open courtyards, stucco finishes, porticos, balconies, warm colors, and all other elements inspired by the lifestyle in the Mediterranean.
The red tiled roofs pay homage to those of Spanish and Mexican missions. Shaped like hollow half cylinders, they are made from clay pots and bricks. This intentional shape is designed to help keep the air in the home cool and to shed water easily. These tiles are also fire-proof. The expert Fort Lauderdale home builders and West Palm Beach home builders at HART Homes admire this particular style of home. Since its tiles are heavier than regular shingles it can last for a century or more and are low-maintenance.
Since rain, sunshine and hot temperatures are common in Mediterranean climates, a stucco finish protects the exterior walls from each of the natural elements. Most Mediterranean style homes are found in California and Florida, and both states mimic the climate of the Mediterranean. The colors that are used to achieve the Mediterranean “look” are warm and neutral in tone, with a couple of exceptions like subtle yellows and greens.
KEY ELEMENTS TO MEDITERRANEAN STYLE HOME CONSTRUCTION
Popular design features that often show up in a Mediterranean house:
- Arches – Arches are one of the signature elements that add to the overall look and feel of the Mediterranean style home. This feature goes back to Roman times and is a self-supporting element. Arches can be featured in doorways, garage doors, and windows. Our Mediterranean home builders will work with you to decide exactly how you want to incorporate this design element to best suit your style.
- Terra Cotta Tiles – The flooring in a Mediterranean style home in South Florida is often made of terra cotta tiles to keep cool on a hot day, though marble and granite are common as well.
- Ornamental Features – Mediterranean style homes often feature numerous ornamental details. HART Homes is a Miami home builder that specializes in Mediterranean home construction. We specialize in implementing and incorporating a European influence that features details like heavy wooden doors, ornate carvings, and the use of multicolored tiles.
For custom-built homes in the Mediterranean style, HART Homes is the luxury custom home construction company with the experience and the industry knowledge to exceed your expectations. Our team can build your dream, luxurious, Mediterranean style home with ease. Contact us today for more information about the Mediterranean style architecture projects we’ve done and how we can make your own dream Mediterranean house a reality.