Spanish Style Homes

Hacienda Style Home In Palm Springs

This is one of those tours of a home provided by a real estate company – I love these little tours of homes I can watch from home. This home is really a hacienda style home in the desert hills of Palm Springs, California. You will love the views from every room in this house… […]

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Casa del Herrero Classic Spanish Colonial Revival Architecture

I love this house… it’s got the best architectural classic Spanish colonial revival bones. You can see in the video below that this home has some of the classic George Washington Smith details. Casa Del Herrero: The Romance of Spanish Colonial I found this bit of detail on Wikipedia: Casa del Herrero ( ‘House of […]

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Spanish Home Style In California

I found this video published by a builder (Chandler Building) located in California. The Spanish Home Style pictured in this video is stunning and full of some great ideas. Gardens in Spanish Style Homes really should always include lot’s of bougainvillea – as it is (and was) something that is seen everywhere in Southern California […]

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Architecture From Albuquerque New Mexico

We took a trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico last year and I snapped a few photos of interesting architecture around the old part of town. I’m always interested in two story homes with red tile roofs.  I don’t see many of these in my area – so they attract my attention.  And… I am always […]

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Spanish Home Styles From 1929

I was looking through an old architectural book from 1929 and found these Spanish Style Homes pictured – some even have floor plans… enjoy! They called this one a Spanish Style Villa Spanish Home In Texas  Spanish Style Home In Florida Italian Influence Home – Still Spanish look in my opinion This Italian Style theme […]

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Spanish Style Exterior Design

Spanish Colonial House

Many exteriors may be given added interest by even slight departures in detail from the commonplace. Interesting effects have been obtained in brick and stucco houses by the use of molded bricks for such details as the divisions between windows (mullions), or for window-sills and other horizontal courses. Molded terra-cotta, also, either unglazed or with […]

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Spanish Style Houses

Spanish Governors Palace, San Antonio, Texas

Spanish architecture possesses certain distinctive features, in both plan and detail. Image by StevenM_61 via Flickr In plan, whether of residence or public building, the patio, or open inner courtyard, is a marked characteristic. In detail the use of wrought iron work for balconies, railings and grilles is equally characteristic. There is, too, the low […]

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Bungalow Courtyard Home Plan

Courtyard Home

This unique bungalow is  perfectly adapted for a summer home in anywhere. The side walls are cement stucco and the style is Spanish Mission, with wide projecting eaves, and the structure is true bungalow as it’s one story throughout. It is built around an inner court, or patio. The entrance to the bungalow is in […]

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History Of Hearst California Hacienda Del Poso de Verona


RESIDENCE OF MRS. PHOEBE A. HEARST SURMOUNTING one of the low, wide-stretching hills of the Livermore Valley, a short distance inland from the Bay of San Francisco, stands a picturesque, castle-like structure, the “Hacienda del Pozo de Verona,” residence of Mrs. Phoebe A. Hearst. The white walls of the building, accented by two commanding towers, […]

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Spanish Style Patios

Spanish Style Patio

Spanish Mission style , is a conglomerate composed of Spanish and Moorish features molded in with the severe and heavy (but always picturesque) lines of the old California mission buildings. photo credit: Wonderlane All of this, in turn, is modified and adapted through a practical sense of the luxuries of our most modern civilization. Thus […]

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