Taking into consideration the fact that Mediterranean style was inspired by the seaside villas of the Renaissance era, it’s easy to understand why these house plans typically embrace beautiful, often lavish outdoor living areas, as well as exquisite flow between indoor and outdoor spaces. Things like lush gardens, porches, patios, pools, lanais, and verandas are common features. Take Mediterranean house plan 930-457, for instance. Note the Florida room (fit was a fireplace for cooler nights) that’s separated from the indoor open floor plan via a wall of sliding glass doors. The plan also features a courtyard and optional solana. As if all that wasn’t enough, there’s even a special “pool bath” that’s conveniently accessible from the outside.
As you can imagine, this love for outdoor spaces makes this house plan style a perennial favorite in coastal places like Florida and California, sun-drenched areas like the Southwest, and the rolling hills of Texas Hill Country and Midwest Prairie states. Other trademarks of this architectural style include: stucco on the exterior, a low-pitched, red-tile roof, one or two stories, asymmetrical layouts, and archways and exposed wooden beams framing rooms on the interior. An overall sense of relaxation also permeates this style via warm, spacious gathering spaces for family and friends.
While a Mediterranean house plan can be any size (you’ll discover a variety below!), they naturally tend to gravitate toward the larger end of the spectrum. Does this mean they’re all ginormous? No. It simply means the style lends itself well to dramatic details and luxurious amenities—features that typically aren’t fully pronounced in, say, a 1,200 square foot design.
Note that Spanish house plans, Italianate home plans, and Mediterranean-Modern floor plans are all part of the Dream Home Source Mediterranean collection you see below.