Spanish Style Homes

Spanish Style Homes of Texas and Florida History

Spanish Architecture

Our notions of Spanish Style Homes of Texas domestic architecture of the Hispanic period come to us largely through an examination of the habitations erected in connection with the Franciscan missions in and around San Antonio. Here the building materials varied from adobe bricks to random-rubble stonework. It is to be noted that many of […]

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Spanish Houses of New Mexico History

Spanish Houses

The Spanish houses of New Mexico vary from their prototypes in Mexico and Spain more than any other of the Spanish Colonial types. When the Spaniards conquered New Mexico they found a sedentary Indian population, already living in cities, who had developed an appropriate native architecture. Therefore, when the conquistadors employed the native artisans to […]

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California Spanish Style Houses History

In California Spanish Style Houses, the historical settlement of the country by the monks of the Franciscan Order and the architectural forms which these priests and their Indian charges reared exerted an unmistakable influence upon domestic architecture. Moreover, the remoteness from Mexico and the corresponding scarcity of competent artisans, together with the enforced employment of […]

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Spanish Style Houses Their History

Spanish Style Home

In each of these lands this type of house, evolved to meet the demands of life in the home land, was exposed to a whole new set of environments. As a result it took on various forms in the various colonies, showing roofs of deep-red tiles, a colorful facade,  the sparkling texture of whitewashed adobe […]

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History of Spanish Style Homes

Spanish Style House

That variety of architecture which the world knows as "Spanish" goes back in history a good many centuries. Indeed the beginnings that gave rise to architectural expression in Spain were similar in character to those which gave rise to building endeavors in other sun-lit lands of the Mediterranean area. It is no "historic accident" that […]

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Hacienda Spanish Style Homes Bathroom Mirror

Hacienda Spanish Style Homes Bathroom Mirror

If you have visited this site very often… you know that I am in the process of designing a new master bathroom for my Hacienda Spanish Style Homes. This week I have been searching for a Spanish style bathroom mirror.  The process if often tedious and fruitless… and of course the search has to be […]

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Historical Look At Mexican Style Furniture

mexican style furniture

To understand the true nature of Mexican Style Furniture… one should know a bit about the history of their traditions and where the style derives from. This is a historical look at the Mexican style from the 1920's. Mexican Furniture varies with the social or race class of the owner, the Indians in their palm […]

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Old Mexican Spanish Style Interiors

Mexican Style bathroom

In Old Mexico Spanish Style Interiors, the rooms are either square, large, and coldly high, or in the shape of a long rectangle (as the dining room and the sola, or drawing-room). Mexican rooms are usually as much as twelve or fifteen feet high; the ceilings are not plastered, and either the great closely studded […]

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The Spanish Style Home Courtyard History

Spanish Style Home Courtyard

Today's Spanish Style Home Courtyard is a derivative of the Mexican style home.  The Hispanic homes of history shows that that culture did not care for artificial heat, so that, although the modern houses and flats are sometimes equipped with fireplaces, these never take the place of his sun-warmed patio. In the summer months the […]

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