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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.

1.  Southwestern:

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.

2.  Ranch:

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.

3.  Mediterranean:

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 doorsgates and front oad/or rear balconies.

4.  Tuscan:

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.


Ranch Realty has helped thousands of people find the perfect property to purchase or rent since 1974! We know the home builders, the master planned communities and the individual neighborhoods! Our almost 50 years of experience in the greater Phoenix and Scottsdale real estate markets is unequaled. Our agents are truly "Valley of The Sun" real estate experts.

Narrowing down your property search will save time and money. Let the professional agents at Ranch Realty do the leg work. They'll line up only properties that fit your specific requirements. They'll go above and beyond in their efforts to locate the property of your dreams and make it yours!

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agents will negotiate the best possible terms whether you are purchasing or renting a property. Having a professional agent on your side can make all the difference!

Ranch Realty
has been representing our residential real estate clients since 1974. Our sales and leasing agents have the necessary experience and negotiating skills to assist you whether you are buying, selling or renting Maricopa County residential real estate. We specialize in the very desirable cities of Paradise Valley, Fountain Hills, Scottsdale, N/E Phoenix, New River, Anthem, New River and many others.

No matter what style, size or shape, no matter what city or neighborhood you desire, Ranch Realty will find your next home.

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