Like the countries in the Mediterranean (Italy, France, Spain, etc.), the Texas Hill Country experiences a lot of hot, dry weather.
The Mediterranean home style has become so popular here because we spend a lot of our time “beating the heat” — and this style helps us do that while also looking great.
The Mediterranean home style
Mediterranean-style homes are light and breezy, with plenty of outdoor living areas and wrought iron accents. They are large and elegant, but also have a rustic, homey style that keeps them from feeling too formal.
Why we love the Mediterranean style
Courtyards, arches, and windows
Mediterranean homes are designed to catch breezes and funnel them through courtyards, verandas, and arches.
Roofs are typically shallow and wide, with large overhangs that keep the sun off your windows (and help keep your utility bills lower).
This helps keep your home cool and comfortable, even on the hottest of summer days.
Warm colors and textures
From its terra cotta tile roof to its bright, patterned textiles, every aspect of a Mediterranean home is warm and cheerful.
Grand columns and stucco exteriors are common, lending a touch of elegance that fits perfectly in the Hill Country.
Wrought iron and wood
Rustic wood beams and wrought iron accents can provide a touch of pizazz to any interior.
Wrought-iron balconies are a common addition to Mediterranean-style homes, providing a cool place to feel the evening breeze.
Let us build your custom dream home
With 30 years of experience building custom homes, we can build you a Mediterranean-style home that will make you feel like you’re living right next to the sea.
Give us a call at 830.816.7100 or contact us online to learn more about getting started on your own custom home.