Distinctive Mediterranean / Mission / Spanish Homes
Sunshine in a wet land
Let’s talk about some of these styles and how they are similar and distinct. They may seem like a fish out of water in the Northwest but they have a number of fans who love their charm and romance.
The Mediterranean or Italian Revival drew from the style of Mediterranean seaside villas and palaces and were a precursor to the Spanish Colonial Revival. Integrated into their setting, designs gave equal measure to the home and it’s integration into the land/gardens surrounding it. They typically focus on patios, courtyards and verandas as ways to bring the outside in.
Mission Revival was inspired by the Spanish missions that were found on the California coast.
Spanish Revival (aka Spanish Eclectic or Spanish Colonial) drew inspiration from the Mission style and are designed with walled courtyards for easy indoor/outdoor living. Reminiscent of Spanish villages with an abundance of tiles, color and texture.
SHARED Characteristics AMONG STYLES
1 - 2 stories
Low pitched, tabled tile to flat roofs
Red tile roofs
Minimal eave with little or no overhang
Arched doors, entries and windows
Stucco or plaster walls
Heavy wooden doors
UNIQUE TO MEDITERRANEAN REVIVAL (1890 - 1935)
Rectangular floor plan
Stucco, stone, brick and concrete blocks
Massive, symmetrical or asymmetrical primary facades
Wood or wrought iron balconies
Simple to dramatic ornamentation
Entry may be recessed or highlighted with classical columns or pilasters
UNIQUE TO MISSION (1890 - 1940)
Large square pillars
Round or quatrefoil windows
Tile, iron, wood elements used sparingly
Unique to Spanish Revival (1910 - 1940)
Mediterranean / Mission / Spanish homes are not easy to find in Portland but if you would like to gander at some try these neighborhoods.
Overview of Mediterranean / Mission / Spanish Houses for Sale in Portland, Oregon
Mediterranean / Mission / Spanish Homes for Sale in Portland, Oregon
Our RMLS clusters these home types together in the same category. These latest homes on the market are hard to find and priced at $400,000 or more.
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