The most distinctive elements of the Mediterranean style include red tile roofs, stucco exteriors, and an emphasis on outdoor living. Beautiful stone often makes an appearance. Courtyards, patios, verandas, and lanais make it easy to relax and entertain outside. Since this design is most at home in temperate climates (think Southern California or the Southwest), porches and patios become an important part of everyday living. Sliding doors and French doors make it easy to move around from inside to outside. Lavish amenities and upscale details create the feeling of luxury living. Also in this category, you'll find Spanish Revival, Mission, and Italianate styles.