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.
Mangum Builders is a team of homebuilders who offers superior workmanship and high-quality materials used for constructing custom homes with distinct characters. Our business thrives on 24/7 commitment and intense collaboration with our clients as well as full transparency for a smooth construction process from start to finish. To build custom homes in a variety of styles, consult our building experts today. Let us bring faraway luxury right to your doorstep!
What are Mediterranean Style Homes?
Mediterranean style homes remind viewers of a luxurious vacation in seaside villas with beautiful architectural style. They are often based on the architecture of Mediterranean Revival which aims to emulate the sensation of living inside a lavish Mediterranean villa. This type of home became popular during the 1920s when America was ready to leave behind the Depression and jump back into luxurious escape.
This is the period when a cultural obsession with leisure and wealth led to a spike in seaside resorts. With its 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. There is a total of three main styles of Mediterranean homes, and they are as follows:
- Spanish Revival: This home is influenced by Spanish colonial architecture which boasts clean, simple lines and a low-pitch roof.h roof.
- Italian Renaissance:This home draws inspiration from buildings during the Italian Renaissance with a style that is marked by rounded arches and columns.
- Modern Mediterranean: This home has a style with traditional characteristics with a modern twist. It focuses on an indoor-outdoor living concept with open, spacious floor plans, along with Italian and Spanish influences.
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.
Key Features of Mediterranean Style Homes
You’ve no doubt seen countless Mediterranean villas around Austin, especially in the lake areas. Mediterranean style homes have an exterior that features a red-tiled roof as well as stucco or brick which is usually painted in a white shade. Carved doors, stoned details, raw iron on windows and metalwork over balconies are some of the common features of Mediterranean style homes. Other notable features of this style include:
Plenty of columns and rounded arches
- Simple, clean roof lines
- Open floor plans
- Large windows that are often complemented by skylights
- Heavy doors
- Bright tiles
- Courtyards often in place of front yards
Pros and Cons of Building a Mediterranean Style Home
Some of the potential challenges that come with building a Mediterranean style home is how it is not entirely suitable for colder climates. It has large windows and higher ceilings which will be quite costly to warm during winter. In addition, the traditional building materials are designed for dry, warm climates so the constant snow and cold may need regular maintenance.
Even so, owners can still go ahead with their plan to build a Mediterranean style home even within a region with a cold climate. There are energy-efficient windows that can help them with winterizing their Mediterranean home so warming it up will not be an issue. Another perk of leading a Mediterranean lifestyle is its indoor-outdoor living concept which offers an abundance of outdoor space which is great for gatherings. There will also be enough space to accommodate other features such as a patio, courtyard, or even a pool which is perfect for the summer.
Why Choose Mangum Builders’ Custom Home Builders For Your Mediterranean Style Home?
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 70 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 builder in Austin, you’re hiring a team with a successful track record.
- We construct a home that fits with your vision, whatever Mediterranean means to you.
- We develop your property to perfectly accent your house and transport you to the coastal escapes of the Old World.
- We update or remodel your existing home, so that your favorite memories can receive a magical, Mediterranean update.
- We 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 stays true to our mission of delivering performance and excellent service in each of our projects. We offer consistent quality, premium workmanship, and top-notch service experience which let our clients build a unique Austin area home within the given timeframe. We combine forces with our trusted partners that have served the industry for many years. Together, we can set an extremely high standard for a variety of homes for all our clients.
Call Mangum Builders at 512-264-9190 to consult with one of our Mediterranean Style Home Building Experts today.
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