Most homeowners of historic homes have a general appreciation of the historical and architectural importance of their own residence, but few know about its specific style and history. In an attempt to help you understand the differences in home styles, I have narrowed it down to three types of homes in the North Scottsdale Homes for Sale area.
A popular style in Arizona is the Southwest home. This type of home is probably what one thinks of when picturing Arizona homes. It is influenced by the Spanish Colonial revival and Indian Pueblo revival. It is generally a stucco home with a low, flat roof and sparse or no ornaments. It is known for its exposed wooden ceiling beams, which ad to the authenticity of the Spanish style.
Another style is the Mediterranean revival. This type of home pulls its appearance from lands bordering the Mediterranean Sea. It was originated in San Diego, California, and Arizona was quickly influenced by this style. The warm temperatures are conducive to this type of home with courtyards, smooth, simple stuccoed walls and arched openings leading to tiled balconies. The distinguished red tiled roofs give these homes the feel of an Italian Villa.
Last let’s look at the Spanish Colonial Ranch. This home is really a combination of the Southwest style and the Mediterranean style. It is generally one story, red tiled roofs, white stuccoed or brick chimneys and roman arches. These homes will often have single and groups of fixed, sliding or casement windows (sometimes shuttered).
There are influences from many different regions and eras. The majority of homes still remain influenced by the Spanish Colonial, Mediterranean and Southwest style of home.
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