One of the styles best adapted and seen throughout the Southwest is the Spanish Revival. Stucco walls, rounded arches, tile roofs, and patios set in semi-tropical and hot climates are charming, but relatively comfortable too.
Borrowing from the bungalow's open floor plan with its cross ventilation and easy access to outdoor spaces, the rambling Spanish Revival (also called Spanish Eclectic and Spanish Colonial) uses walled courtyards for indoor-outdoor living.
It's a folk style reminiscent of old Spanish villages with tumbling tile roof lines of various types tied together with texture and punches of bright color. It's an organic style that lends itself to additions and changes over time.
Though particularly well-suited to the Southwest United States, Texas, and Florida, examples are seen throughout the country.
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