This article will discuss the design elements of Mediterranean style architecture.
Mediterranean Style Architecture Design Elements
When it comes to designing a Mediterranean home there are key elements in the design that define this style. Fratantoni architects stay true to the history of the characteristics in the architecture. All of these elements of design were made to help adapt to the warm climate in the Mediterranean. Here is what you can expect to see in a Mediterranean home.
In every Mediterranean style home, you will find arches. Arches in the windows, doors, and entryways give a luxury aesthetic to the design.
Courtyards and Patios
Incorporating outdoor living spaces in a Mediterranean home is very common. When the weather is nice you can enjoy the outdoor living areas. Another feature in the courtyard often is a fountain. The fountains are not only a luxury feature they are also helpful with cooling the living spaces around the courtyard.
Wrought Iron features
Wrought iron details can be found on the staircases, windows, light fixtures, and balconies. Fratantoni Design does all of the custom ironwork on our homes to create a unique luxury design for each client.
This feature helps homes in warmer climates trap hot air during the day and keep it cool inside. This element of design comes directly from the adaption to the climate in the Mediterranean. You can typically find this style of architecture in warmer climates because of how well the design adapts to the climate.
Elaborate pattern tiles are featured on the floors or walls. Our designers love working with bold patterns that will elevate any room.