Mediterranean house plans echo the relaxed lifestyle of the region and draw on multiple design elements to create an elegant look and feel.
Mediterranean style refers less to a specific origin than to a general aesthetic. This indigenous American architectural style draws upon floor plan and design elements found in Italian villas, Spanish Revival and Mission Revival homes to recreate the feeling of a home by the Mediterranean Sea. A trademark stucco exterior and tile roof houses a gorgeous open layout inside. Mediterranean floor plans are designed for entertaining, with formal dining rooms and soaring great rooms framed by columns and arches, plenty of rooms for guests, and integrated outdoor living areas such as courtyards, terraces, and lanais. Mediterranean home plans echo the relaxed, outdoor lifestyle of the region that gives them their name.