Mediterranean-Style Home With Colorful Landscaping
"Many Mediterranean-style homes in the United States are often found in warmer climates. That means that trees and shrubs around your Mediterranean-style home are likely to grow much more quickly and fully than around homes in other parts of the country," according to the experts at The Plan Collection. "As a result, frequent landscaping and gardening maintenance is essential for enhancing curb appeal."
Reminiscent of a European villa, this luxurious home features balconies, a portico, a tile roof, decorative arches, columns and high ceilings — all hallmarks of Mediterranean style. The generously sized home boasts more than 11,000 square feet, including five bedrooms, multiple staircases, an elevator, a circular driveway and a three-car garage.
Restaurant goers have a chance to take in the stunning Los Angeles views when sitting atop the outdoor terrace at Perch LA. Bronze outdoor armchairs with plush cushions are positioned around a gray brick fireplace, while yellow and blue Mediterranean tiles line the floor.
The pool house of this luxurious Miami Beach estate features a full bar and a backlit lounge area, perfect for hosting the hottest parties in town. The waterfront estate, named Terra Veritatis, was built in 1937 and has undergone an extensive restoration and renovation.
Beautiful arched walkways lead out onto a bold, diamond-patterned courtyard area. The gold and black colors in the tiled courtyard pop against to the neutral stucco of the home exterior. Black lanterns and terra cotta pots filled with a variety of plants accent the home's Mediterranean style.
After passing through the courtyard doors, you are welcomed by dual fountain features that frame the walkway and provide a tranquil feeling upon entry into this private space.
Finding the right glass waterline tile for fountain and spa was difficult since we wanted it to be complementary to the antique brick and terra cotta paving colors, but the Bamboo Blend (Weave Series from Walker Zanger) provide the right balance of color, while also providing enough of a highlight.
A welcoming sunroom opens out to a Mediterranean-inspired patio with a simple pergola for shade. Brightly colored pottery is used throughout the outdoor living space, while lush landscaping pours over the pond and patio to create a relaxing oasis.
The design provides a seamless transition from the indoors to the outdoors. A retractable door helps merge the two spaces together so that a gorgeous view of the Arizona landscape is put on full display.
The stucco overlay that had given the windows their Gothic shape is also history, allowing more light inside the home. Intricate trellis work adds Spanish-style detail to the home. Well-planted window boxes will provide color to this Southern home throughout the seasons.