Austin is known for its culture and laid-back lifestyle, something perfectly embodied by Mediterranean style villas. Though this style has its roots far outside of Austin’s culture and geography, it’s popular enough in this area to feel classically Texan. 

At Mangum Builders we love working with Mediterranean home styles. Re-creations of this past era—whether the throwback tributes of the Roaring Twenties or the villas that inspired them—are a great opportunity for us to build you a unique home. Let us bring faraway luxury right to your doorstep! 


The Mediterranean style became popular during the 1920s, when America was ready to leave behind the Depression and jump back into luxurious escape. With it’s warm, seaside-inspired blends of Spanish and Italian architecture, it’s no surprise that these villa-style homes have become a favorite of people looking to enjoy a life of leisure. Especially in a place like Austin, where there’s plenty of beautiful weather to enjoy, Mediterranean style homes are a dream for those wanting to soak up their surroundings. 

Often featuring red-tiled roofs and plenty of white brick or stucco, the Mediterranean style is designed to harken back to the warmth of the past, ornamenting modern comfort with classic touches like carved doors and metalwork balconies. 

Though many of these villa-type homes share some similar trademarks, there are actually several different primary styles under the Mediterranean umbrella. Whether your home is Italian Renaissance, Spanish Revival, or Modern Mediterranean, you’re bound to enjoy wide open spaces in the interior and a seamless integration with the natural exterior. Whatever style you favor, with a Mediterranean home you can expect to find understated comfort, a perfect match for the Austin lifestyle.  

You’ve no doubt seen countless Mediterranean villas around Austin, especially in the lake areas, but there’s still plenty of opportunity to stand out with this style. Some other features of this style include

  • Plenty of columns and rounded arches
  • Simple, clean roof lines 
  • Open floor plans
  • Large windows, often complemented by skylights 
  • Heavy doors
  • Bright tile
  • Courtyards often in place of front yards


You want your home to showcase a classic style known for its relaxing sense of elegance, so why not choose a Texas home builder that is known for helping clients find the least stressful path to a luxurious result? At Mangum Builders we have over seventy collective years of experience, and along the way we’ve assembled a network of local vendors that you’ll be proud to work with. 

When you hire us as your custom home builders in Austin, you’re hiring a team with a successful track record. We can

  • Construct a home that fits with your vision, whatever Mediterranean means to you
  • Develop your property to perfectly accent your house and transport you to the coastal escapes of the Old World
  • Update or remodel your existing home, so that your favorite memories can receive a magical, Mediterranean update
  • Work with green building materials so that your home is built sustainably now and will remain energy efficient 

Even while pursuing a style that pays tribute to faraway lands, Mangum Builders operates with the same expertise and integrity that defines Austin area homes. Contact our Austin custom home builders to get started on your Mediterranean style home today.