Building a Modern Mediterranean Custom Home
If you’ve always dreamed of indoor-outdoor living, seaside villas, and architecture that makes you feel like you’re permanently on vacation, a Mediterranean custom home may be for you.
Mediterranean homes are popular among many cultures around the globe for a reason. Not only are they stunning inside and out, but the Mediterranean style is practical, achievable, and comfortable to live in. Read on to learn everything you need to know about Mediterranean-style homes.
What Is a Mediterranean-style Home?
Mediterranean homes are an architectural style based on the Mediterranean Revival. The style gained popularity in the 1920s as the boom in seaside resorts naturally led to the concept of relaxed but luxurious villas. The primary types of Mediterranean-style homes include the following:
- Italian Renaissance: Features classic 16th-century Italian architecture, like columns, rounded arches, large-scale rooms, and ornate details
- Spanish Revival: Inspired by the blended architecture of Spanish Colonists moving to the Americas, including warm tones, coastal aesthetics, clean lines, and low roofs
- Greek-inspired: Features bold pops of blues and other cool colors against stark white walls with a concentration on open windows for indoor-outdoor living
- Modern Mediterranean: Blends one of the above aesthetics with a modern twist for elevated, luxury living
Interior Mediterranean Design Elements
Mediterranean-style homes have bright, airy rooms that feel like they flow directly outdoors. You’ll find most of the inside walls have the same stucco material as the exterior surfaces, typically in a white shade or warm tone, depending on the style. Mediterranean homes often feature bold, patterned textiles on the floors, countertops, ceilings, or other unique areas, rather than loud wall colors.
The primary interior design elements include the following:
- Rectangular floor plans
- One or two stories
- Tall ceilings
- Patterned tiles throughout
- Indoor-outdoor layouts
- Stucco walls
- Natural shapes
Exterior Mediterranean-style Architecture
Mediterranean-style exteriors typically feature stucco finishes in white or warm tones, tiled roofs, and unique arched windows and doorways that you’ll find throughout the interior as well. The primary architectural features include the following:
- Symmetrical façades
- Stucco finishes
- Low-pitched roofs
- Arched doorways and windows
- Wrought-iron window grilles and balconies
- European-style courtyards
If the above features sound like something you’d love, our luxury home builder team can craft a Mediterranean-style home that brings your vision to life.
How Can a Luxury Custom Home Builder Modernize the Mediterranean Style?
When designing and building a custom home with our luxury home builder team, we strive to elevate every design aspect beyond your expectations. While Mediterranean homes may be rooted in 16th-century style, we can still use 21st-century design elements and features for ideal luxury living. A few ways our team can help you modernize the iconic Mediterranean style include the following:
- Appliance upgrades: The best way our custom home builders can launch your Mediterranean home into the future is with modern, tech-savvy, and beautiful appliances. We can equip your house with state-of-art appliances in your preferred finish that provide ideal convenience while elevating the style.
- Luxury finishes: Just because you have a Mediterranean-style home doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy beautiful white granite countertops, large glass windows, floating stairs, or anything else you desire. We can combine your preferred modern finishes with the Mediterranean style in a way that blends the best of both worlds.
- Smart home features: Our luxury home builds feature advanced smart home controls to modernize the functionality of your property.
- Paint color choices: Simple paint color choices can transform any property into a modern, fresh marvel. We can choose light, airy whites that show off your luxury home’s elegance and updated design.
- Design elements: Many simple design elements can modernize the Mediterranean style without taking away from the heart of your vision. Our custom home design team can help you achieve exactly what you’re looking for by blending the Mediterranean style with unique modern features.
Build Your Modern Mediterranean Custom Home With Picklo Homes
At Picklo Homes, our expert custom home builders can work with you to design and create the modern Mediterranean custom home of your dreams.
Whether you know exactly what you want or just have a loose idea, we can shape your vision into a reality. Call Picklo Homes in Magnolia, TX, today at (281) 252-4447 for a custom home consultation.