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Spanish Colonial Revival
Essential Style Elements
• Low-pitched red Mission or Spanish tile roofs with little or no overhanging eaves
• Asymmetrical massing and facades
• One or more arched entrance doors or principal windows
• Wrought iron grillwork for windows, doors and balconies
• Recessed doors and windows on exterior
Although a variety of window types can be found in Spanish Colonial Revival style homes, the most common is the French casement window. The individual casement sash is typically tall and narrow, and often divided into horizontal panes, which is unusual for a traditional architectural style. Quintessential Spanish Colonial Revival style grilles divide the sash horizontally, but if the sash is wide enough there may also be a vertical grille to create a pattern that is two panes wide. As the style spread beyond the Southwestern states and Florida to other parts of the country, builders integrated the Spanish Colonial Revival style with the styles of the homes they were already building. As a result, double-hung windows are also sometimes seen in Spanish Colonial Revival style homes.
This chart shows the various color combinations that make up the Spanish Colonial Revival home style
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