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Spanish Colonial style homes exist due to the Spanish settlers who came to America from 1600-1800, and although they arrived through North America, they sought out states with Spain-like climates: Florida, California, Texas, Arizona, and others and built their new homes using materials easily available to them like adobe with a stucco finish and clay tile roofs. The Spanish Colonial era ended in mid 1800 but was later revived in the 1900s when Spanish Colonial Revival became a highly demanded residential architecture style.
Spanish Colonial style is most commonly identifiable through thick stucco or adobe walls, red clay (Terracotta) roof tiles, enclosed courtyards with water features, wrought iron elements, arched doorways, curved edge walls, few and small windows, little or no decoration, heavy carved wooden doors with metal accents, colorful tile work, stone, tile, and cobbled floors, and exposed wood beams.
Spanish Colonial style architecture has three subcategories: Spanish Colonial Revival, Mission Revival, and Moorish Revival styles.