The Elegance of Mediterranean Style Homes
Mediterranean style homes were very popular in the 1920’s. Do you think they’ll make a comeback in 2020? Inspired by seaside resorts, the classical Mediterranean style home features a stucco exterior, arched thresholds, stone fireplace and beamed ceilings all under the traditional terra cotta roof. Spanish, Greek and Italian architecture come together to create a stunning open floor plan complete with columns, wrought iron accents and intricately designed tile. A variety of dark stained wood grace the floors and granite/marble can be seen in the kitchens and baths. The gardens and courtyard serve as an extension of the home with outdoor entertaining areas including a kitchen, flowering plants, fruit-bearing trees and a strategically placed fountain. Seems like a luxurious Mediterranean Villa, doesn’t it? You can see a beautiful display of these elegantly designed homes along the Jersey Shore, specifically in Deal, Allenhurst, Asbury Park and other neighboring towns. Price point is usually over a million dollars as the Mediterranean style boasts spacious square footage and is located near the coast. However, many others can experience the European style living if the design were available in homes within the $300,000 to $500,000 price range. With an abundance of colonial, bi-level and split level style homes, perhaps the next wave of home architecture will be inspired by the classic Mediterranean.