Spanish Revival

Spanish Revival

Spanish Revival style was influenced by the Spanish Colonial architecture of earlier centuries. Unlike its immediate predecessor, Mission, Spanish Revival is more ornate with stylistic detail apparent in both large features and small, such as intricately patterned tilework and wrought iron hardware. Many Mediterranean touches are combined to create an exotic, but harmonious appearance. Tile roofs and stucco exteriors are characteristic with half rounded doors and windows. Elaborate tilework, applied relief ornamentation and wrought iron grillwork is used to create frames around doorways and windows, and is used widely as decorative accents throughout the house. Towers and columns are often seen as are balustrades, cantilevered balconies, covered porches, and arcaded walkways. Front entrances were often highly ornamented and many were balanced by a commanding triple-arched focal window.