A Look into the Architectural Styles of Arizona Real Estate
Sometimes, finding the right home for the family may not be as easy as many would deem it to be. There are many factors to consider before buying a home: What is the condition of the home – Is it in tip-top shape or are there too many repairs to be done? How is the family responding to the overall appeal to the home? Does the architectural style of the home fit your taste and lifestyle?
Here are some of the popular architectural styles of homes that comprises Scottsdale real estate, Phoenix real estate, Paradise Valley real estate, Chandler real estate, Glendale real estate, Carefree real estate, and Mesa real estate.
Contemporary style homes is often associated with modernism. Contemporary architecture stems from a wide variety of influences. However, the ultimate intention of contemporary style homes is to create a feeling of space, putting emphasis in entertaining in the outdoors. These homes are more concerned with energy efficiency and uses sustainable materials. Eco-friendly homes are trending for the past decade, where materials and methods give a zen ambiance.
This architectural style is immensely influenced by homes in the Mediterranean region such as Spain, Italy and Portugal. Mediterranean style homes is characterized by red tile or clay roofing, arches, plastered adobes, terraces or courtyards, stucco finishing, terra-cotta tile flooring and balconies. These features are designed for sunny, warm and dry climates.
These homes are characterized by strong horizontal lines and wide open floor plans to complement the flat prairie landscape. Another distinct feature of this style is the low pitched hipped roof, grouped windows and secluded entrance. The Prairie architectural style was popularized by the famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, where his personal archives are found in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Santa Fe Style
Santa Fe style homes is a variation between a Spanish Colonial and an Indian Pueblo design usually one story that features flat roofing, round-edged walls, stucco finishing, covered porches and exposed ceiling beams. The Santa Fe architectural style is best suited for the desert climate of the Southwest US.
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