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Design Your Spanish Revival Custom Home

January 21, 2021

Homeowners who work with Weston Dean Custom Homes have come to expect a unique custom design and construction experience. We’ve made a name for ourselves in the San Antonio area for creating beautiful, high-quality luxury homes that stand out from the rest. One home style that we’ve always enjoyed building for customers is the regional Spanish revival architecture.  

What is Spanish revival architecture?  

Spanish revival architecture is popular in San Antonio and can be seen throughout the city and surrounding suburbs. The style is categorized, most significantly, by a stone or stucco exterior and a red barrel tile roof. It encompasses architectural styles including Spanish Hacienda, Tuscan, Santa Barbara, Mediterranean and Floridian. Made popular in California and Florida, the style stems from the Spanish Colonial architecture that was brought to the United States in the early 20th century. 

Home characteristics and features 

The architecture style varies based on parts of the country and specific substyles, but general characteristics include low-pitch red tile roofs, recessed windows and stucco or stone exterior walls. Interior features include thick stucco or stone walls, detailed tile work throughout and exposed wooden beams. Almost all interior features like fireplaces, staircases and built-ins will be stucco, stone, brick or a mixture of these materials. 

Some particular details add to the overall appearance of Spanish revival and separate the substyles as well. The designs tend to be asymmetrical, feature lots of arched doorways and windows and have built-in niches and alcoves. Detailed and often hand-painted tilework extends past the typical places for tiling in a standard home. It can be found on the stairs, fireplaces and as wall coverings. Ornate wrought iron is used as a decorative finish, often found as stair railings and window accents. 

Decorating for the style 

When decorating Spanish revival architecture, it’s important to select pieces that complement the dramatic features already built into the home. Rich fabrics with warm colors will pop well against the light stucco. Ornate wooden furniture with tones that match the ceiling beams will really bring the pieces together. Hardware, light fixtures and windowpanes will look best in a dark metal finish to complement the wrought iron features and pop against the detailed tile and stucco. Live plants are also the perfect addition to these airy, breezy layouts. 

Find your perfect style

In addition to Spanish revival architecture, Weston Dean Custom Homes offers Vision Views to help homeowners find the style that best matches their personality. Whether you choose one of our floor plans or come in with a completely custom idea, we can ensure the detailed design and features create the home you’ve been dreaming of. Fill out our online form to let us know what you’re looking for or give us a call today at (210) 408-9107. 

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