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 plans 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 house plans 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.
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