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Modern Mediterranean style blends the traditional characteristics of Mediterranean architecture with modern elements.
Drawing from the cultures, design ideas, and elements commonly found in countries around the Mediterranean Sea (Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, North Africa, Greece, Morocco, France and more), Mediterranean and Mediterranean Revival style homes are a firm favorite across the United States. They can be easily identified through their red or brown (often Terracotta) tile roofs, white stucco exteriors, beautiful archways, and emphasis on outdoor living through the use of balconies, patios, terraces, and courtyards. Another somewhat common feature found in Mediterranean style homes is towers and tower-like structures.
Traditional Mediterranean style architecture in the United States was originally served for hotels, seaside resorts, and public buildings, however, around the 1920s Mediterranean Revival style blew up and people in the likes of Florida, California, Texas, and warmer states began to demand these styles of homes.
There are three subcategories within Mediterranean style architecture: Modern Mediterranean, Spanish Revival, and Italian Renaissance. Mediterranean architecture, due to its many influences, can also be known as Mission Revival, Neo-Mediterranean, Moroccan, and Spanish Colonial.