Mediterranean House Floor Plans
The love for European architecture, including French country houses and English-inspired cottages, should mean it comes to you as no surprise that there is great appreciation for Mediterranean house floor plans, too.
These homes are a sure way to feel like your in the Tuscan region, in the comfort of your own home. These homes are unmatched in their charm, why it should come to no surprise that many mansions are built using this exact style.
The only issue about said style is that you may find yourself never wanting to leave your home as a consequence of having it so good there.
Mediterranean homes are characterized by their stunning exteriors and equally impressive interiors, and you may just find yourself shopping for terracotta roof tiles sooner than you thought. Not only are these options very functional, some of them boasting 6 or 7 bedrooms, but they do so in style.
Why go to a spa when you can simply have a lot of the amenities yourself? Many of these plans won’t be your average 1,400 sq ft homes, but rather be things of beauty that will still demand the respect they deserve 100 years from now.
Some of our recommendations
While we sell house plans on this site, it is important to know that you’ll still be styling the house the house when you’re building it, and the finishes you choose to go with are important, that is also the case when you’re building something with a Mediterranean inspiration.
Here are some of our recommendations related to that specific type of style.
In order to ensure the right feel to your Mediterranean house, you should choose the right finishes, and our recommendation is that you go with stucco walls for the purpose, painting them in the traditional colors you would find if you go to Europe, including different shades of pastel.
What is the one thing you think of first when it comes to Mediterranean houses? Is it their layout or is it perhaps rather their very distinctive red red roofs, usually made in the terracotta style with clay tile? That surely is our preferred type of roof for this type of beauty!
Do you think of steep pitched roofs when you think of Italian inspired homes? We don’t. We think of low-pitched ones. Another advantage to this type of roof is also that it makes it less likely that loose tile may end up falling down which could be very dangerous.
Staying true to the style, we encourage you to choose plants and landscaping that compliment that desired style with the arched windows and doorways, and find actual plants that could be found in their native spaces. That way, you’ll feel like you’re actually sitting in the middle of wine-making country when you’re entertaining those you love in those big outdoor spaces that appropriately compliment the style you have chosen.
Work with interior designers in order to best find complimentary furniture and finishes that makes the entire experience true to the touch, whether it comes to the feeling of the courtyard or the basement.
When you choose something that is as distinctive as this style is, it’s important that the style is carried through the entire space. While it may be tempting to start breaking the pattern, it very quickly ends up feeling fake if all the choices you are making are way too modern for the exterior of the house. We’re not advocating that you find something that doesn’t match your needs, but rather that you’re conscious about the choices you are making.
Some of the features we like for decorating Mediterranean homes is a lot of exposed wooden beams, textured walls, large exposed views embracing the earthy palette. Chestnut wood is among our favorite choices.
If you have a specific Mediterranean country that you are especially fascinated by, we encourage you to travel there and bring back furniture to really make the feeling right. A lot of our users find great inspiration from visiting the beautiful city of Marrakech. From experience, we can say that it is a city that has lots to offer, including markets selling anything you could imagine, like spices you will have a very hard time coming by in other countries.
If you do choose to go there to visit, we encourage you to try out Ras El Hanout & saffron to really take in some of the local culture.
Single-story or 2-story
Among the different house designs we have available in this section, you can find both single-story and 2-story Mediterranean options that each have their various advantages. For instance, the single-story option may have an advantage if you are either yourself needing to consider accessibility or if you are building for someone that has to consider it, whereas it is a lot easier to get a good amount of square footage into a home if it is 2-story. 2-story homes also have the advantage of providing you with additional privacy, where people won’t simply be able to look in through the windows on the lower floor. If need be, you can also choose an option that has bedrooms on both floors, which can be very nice if you’re used to hosting a lot of guests, as you can have them use the lower level bedroom, while you have the option of staying in the master suite on the second floor.
Small options, luxurious options
While there are a bunch of smaller options available on this page for this specific category, we also have a bunch of more luxurious options, many of which include extravagant courtyard, Tuscan influence, in various shapes.
If you don’t find what you’re looking for, you can also always work with an architect to have the house plans made exactly the way you want them.
Grand Options in Extravagant Styles
These designs come in various sizes, too, and some of the styles are a lot more extravagant than others, that may be appealing if you are looking to build something that really stands out, like a U-shaped option.
On the other hand, if you are looking to build something a bit more modest, we also have other options available that are better suited for things like a narrow lot, or that may have other size requirements – just use the parameters on the site to better narrow down what it is you’re looking for.
Are you looking for something that impresses from the front?
A lot of the appeal many find these styles having is that they are visually very beautiful, especially when it comes to their front sides that stand out in a massive way, so you may want to consider whether there are specific features you are looking to have included that may include things like an impressive tower in the front.
One, two or three garages?
While you are at it, figuring out exactly what it is you want for this dream home of yours that you are building, it’s important that you also consider an option like how may car garages do you want. If you don’t usually park in the garage, it may not be something you’re really considering all that much, but if you have two or three cars and you really enjoy parking there, it should be something you’re taking into consideration, too. It would be devastating to start building this Mediterranean dream of yours just to find out you massively underestimated how much garage space you actually wanted.
There are so many different options for you to consider when it comes to building this Mediterranean dream that you’re building, and while we have anything ranging from small 2-story house plans, we also have options with great courtyards that come with all the luxury you could possibly imagine, with the style perfect for that Florida retirement home you have been thinking about building. This might also finally be the time when you are getting the pool that you always wanted.
The Italian region of Tuscany is a beautiful one, and it comes as no surprise that there are many homeowners in America that want to bring a little bit of that European charm back and build a home that can remind them of it, why our Tuscan-style house plans also get as much attention as they do. While other Mediterranean or Spanish homes have a draw to them, the Tuscan draw might just be the strongest of them all, why there are mansions around the country built using these designs.
They pride themselves on beautiful stone accents and stucco exteriors towering, often standing proud at 2 or 3-stories. Like U-shaped wonders, a beautiful courtyard is often the first thing that will greet you as you approach the home. Tall windows often let in massive amounts of natural sunlight that will make the home seem friendly and inviting, and the view of beautiful wood beams is a thing you may just end up getting used to waking up to.
Wouldn’t you want to be back in Florence, Siena or Pisa every day of the week, being able to perhaps drink a glass of fine Italy’s finest, and eating pizza like only they know how to make them. It is, however common that people misspell the word Tuscan and instead search for Tuscon in the search for these houses.
Lake & Lakefront Houses
For many people, the lake or lakefront house is where they go to relax. It’s that special home away from home that provides a level of tranquility that you won’t find in your, perhaps, bustling urban everyday life, and that is why you want it to be absolutely perfect, too.
Whether you’re looking to build a mansion with 6 or 7 bedrooms, or whether you’re looking to build a 1,400 square foot home instead, you have come to the right place. Some people even choose to build a tower house on the lake to provide some of the same views otherwise only found in two-story or 3-story homes.
What sounds better than spending the evening overlooking the lake with a cold glass of white wine?
One thing that the lake house plans all share is how they use the lake to their advantage – the places where you would likely be spending a lot of time, like the dining area, kitchen and bedrooms are strategically placed to take advantage of the amazing views. To be able to make them multi-functional, many of them will have beautiful outside porches that can be screened off and can trap more of the heat when the colder weather months come around.
Other features homeowners tend to like for their house on the lake includes easy bathroom access without having to cross the entire house, and preferably also the possibility to rinse off should you be one for a morning dive.
Our selection of house plans in the popular Tuscan styles include plans that have just a single-story, too. There are a lot of reasons why someone may choose these, as there’s definitely something great about having a house that takes up a lot of square footage on your ground.
However, it may also be that you’re in a situation where having a multiple-storey house just isn’t convenient, perhaps because you either do not like the massive amount of space a staircase will use, often in the middle of the home, but it could also be because you are either yourself getting to a certain age where stairs start becoming an inconvenience, or because you may be building this house for someone in that situation.
Whether you’re torn between either a single-storey home or a multiple-storey one, that are advantages to each option. It is often cheaper to build homes that are just one single floor, as opposed to several, and you can usually get the licenses required for a single-storey home in a shorter amount of time, because you won’t need the same testing to ensure that the foundation can handle the weight of several stories. Needless to say, you are therefore also likely able to be able to move into your dream home in a shorter period of time because of that. Expanding at ground level is cheaper than going up, but it is still better that you ensure that the plans you’re getting have all the necessary details rather than you ending up having to build on additions to the home in two or three years.
There is also a lot of the home maintenance that is easier with this style, which includes the fact that you may either be able to do the gutter cleaning yourself or have the neighbor do it, whereas such projects become increasingly difficult the taller the home is. But it’s not just gutter cleaning that is easier, it’s also plumbing and maintaining electrical systems. If anything needs to be replaced, doing so closer to the ground is advantageous.
Having a home without stairs will also be easier for people with disabilities and children, and you’ll minimize the risk of any accidents happen. Stairs are unfortunately a major safety concern contributing to a lot of the accidents that happen in the home. Being on the ground floor is also a major advantage if a fire happens to break out in the house with easier exit through one of the various exits, such as a window, which you won’t be able to go out on the 3rd floor.
Italian style homes are the true icon representing fine living with their exquisite designs, while still providing rustic elements. While single-storey homes may be right for some, it’s not right for all, especially if you have a slightly smaller lot but you still desire to have a lot of square footage built on it. This may be the time when you are more so inclined to build up than out.
These homes offer some benefits not offered by the single-storey options such as being more fuel efficient from having less exterior wall per square foot of living area.
They can also provide you with a lot of potential benefits when it comes to the views they allow you to have. If your house is not the only one on the block, many people choose to build something that will better allow them to take advantage of the views that your lot has to offer.
Especially if your house isn’t the only one around, many people choose this type of house for a very specific reason – privacy. While it may not be likely, individuals enjoy the feeling of added security of not having someone just be able to walk past the bedroom windows, why a lot of the bedrooms are usually placed on the upstairs floors.
Modern or not, it’s your choice
Although you may want the exterior of a Tuscany home, you may not necessarily be wanting the appliances that were in the homes when you were touring Europe, why we encourage you to choose the interior finishes that matches your desired taste, although keeping necessary elements of the style to ensure a coherent and continuous feel throughout the house. Just because you’re choosing to build this home does not mean you can’t add modern and contemporary elements to it and make it beautiful in just the way you desire.
Whether you’re seeing this page being situated in South Africa, Germany or the United States, there are various elements that people seem to look for that include double garages, a courtyard while still maintaining a certain level of simplicity and luxury. If an L-shaped home is what you desire, we encourage you to use the filter to have only those show up.
Our platform really gives you the flexibility to find the home that suits your individual needs.
The Tuscan-styled homes are truly wonders of architecture with their Italianate passion, why many people consider these house floor plans for their next building project.
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