Spanish or Spanish Revival house plans feature heavy ornamentation inspired by the Spanish and Moorish architectural traditions.
Found primarily in the Southwest, Texas, California, and Florida, Spanish Revival home designs draw on the heritage and architectural detail of America's Spanish colonial history. The red tile roofs and thick stuccoed walls serve to keep the interior cool in hot southern climates. Spanish homes often feature expansive layouts with imposing towers or turrets.
The most fanciful of the Southwest styles, Spanish house plans feature heavy ornamentation inspired by the Spanish and Moorish architectural traditions, with carved and shaped columns, wrought iron details at the windows and doors, and tiled floors, sometimes in elaborate patterns. These diverse influences sometimes lead them to be called Spanish Eclectic houses. Spanish floor plans are designed for entertaining, both indoors and out, with great gathering rooms and extensive lanais.
- Low-pitched roof clad in red clay tile
- Smooth stucco covers masonry walls
- Asymmetrical façade with small, irregularly placed windows
- Decorative carving common on heavy wooden doors and window shutters
- Other decorative elements include arched entryways, towers and turrets, small balconies, and wrought ironwork