Ranch Realty: Residential Architecture Styles in Maricopa County, Arizona, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and Fountain Hills
Architectural styles in residential real estate in Arizona are as abundant as the cities and neighborhoods they're found in. Single family homes, town houses and condominiums can be found for sale or for lease, in almost every style imaginable.
Exterior: Southwestern homes look like a mix of Spanish Colonial and Pueblo architecture. These homes are generally painted with unobtrusive, desert-blend colors and have flat, terra cotta or clay tile roofs. These homes are also generally finished in stucco. These home can be found in neighborhoods valley-wide.
Exterior: Ranch style homes are pretty easy to identify – with their long, one-story layout, L-shapes and low-pitched gable roofs, Ranch style homes emphasize simplicity and comfort. This style home can be found throughout the Valley in many master planned communities.
Exterior: Mediterranean-styles tend to mimic the design of homes found in Spain, France, Greece and Italy. This style is also referred to as “Spanish modern”. The outside of a Mediterranean home is generally characterized by the following: a stucco finish, a red tile roof and a front courtyard. Homes of this style are often accented with columns, arched windows and wrought-iron doors, gates and front oad/or rear balconies.
Exterior: Tuscan-styles homes are generally painted with warm, yellow-tinged colors (like umber) and are often accessorized with wrought-iron gates and sconces. Ceramic and terra-cotta tiles can be used in walkways or can be incorporated around courtyard fountains. Tuscan homes can also feature stone walkways, arches and colorful shutters.
5. Spanish Colonial:
Exterior: Spanish colonial homes are often long and low and finished with adobe, plaster and stucco. Spanish Colonial homes lack extensive ornamentation and prefer to showcase architectural features like archways and small windows. Flat roofs with orange and red tiles are the most common, and many Spanish Colonial homes have exterior as well as interior window shutters.
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