10 Elements of Spanish style homes


10 Elements of Spanish style homesspanish homes Designing a Spanish style home takes great research and detail when it comes down to design elements. Here are 10 of the most common and needed design elements to take your home from basic to Spanish Hacienda style. 1. Curves and arches –You can look at every Spanish home and notice that stair ways are curves, doorways are arched and there are not many harsh edges. Curves and arches are one of the major design elements of a Spanish style home. 2. White stucco exterior & walls – Traditional Spanish haciendas don a rough textured white stucco exterior. If you see any other color besides white, the palette will be that of a neutral color. 3. Painted tiles – One design element that is not lacking color are the painted tiles that are used in Spanish style homes. Painted tiles line stairs, trim fireplaces and are used in many interior rooms. 4. Terracotta roof tiles - The red clay roof tops give the homes a warm, earthy, rustic look. Often the roof lines are multi-level to create interest and asymmetry. 5. Tower-like chimneys – Most Spanish haciendas include tall, tower-like chimneys that are decorated down to the smallest detail. These tower chimneys can be designed with window openings, molding and even their own matching tile roof. 6. Balconies – A very common feature of Spanish style design are balconies. They are placed in the design to allow you to breathe fresh air within steps from your room. 7. Wrought Iron- Iron work is very traditional and seen in these types of homes. You can notice stair rails, window grilles, details on doors, gates and light fixtures designed from wrought iron. 8. Courtyards & Patios – Spanish style homes are designed around the colors, textures and materials of the earth, so enjoying the earth while on your patio or in your courtyard only make sense. Large courtyards and spacious terracotta tiled patios should be included in your Spanish design. Outdoor fireplaces are a special detail not to leave out when designing your patio or courtyard, this is meant to help you linger outside when the sun has set. 9. Arcades – We are not talking about the video game arcade. An arcade is a row of arches supported by columns. These arcades are commonly seen on Spanish style home’s patio or walkaway, and can include wood beams. 10. Wooden doors – Heavy duty carved wooden doors lead the entry into your home. Wooden doors and gates can also include iron detail to really give it that extra oomph. For more on Spanish Style designs check out our new construction Spanish home.

Kick up your exterior to top notch !

Kick up your exterior to top notch ! curb ap·peal


  1. the attractiveness of a property and its surroundings when viewed from the street:

"landscaping, the front entrance, and the condition of the paint or siding are the biggest factors in curb appeal"


“Driving through Los Angeles neighborhoods and any like neighborhoods you will notice houses that can use a little sprucing up. We spend some much time on the inside of our homes that we forget when the outside needs attention. Curb appeal is important no matter if your home is on the market or not. Maybe you have just neglected the outside as you don’t have the time or budget to vamp it up.” Stop neglecting the exterior of your home! Exterior design and remodel is just as important as the kitchen remodel, you just may not know it.

Exterior remodel and exterior design can add value to your home in the upward tens of thousands of dollars. You may have not noticed that your curb appeal is downright lacking in the curb appeal game, but we have and we are here to help.

First we need to talk about a few Exterior materials that can be used on your home:

1. Wood siding

2. Stone veneer

3. Stucco

4. Metal siding

5. Brick



Stucco can be seen in many different colors and textures:

stucco finishes

With all the options of exterior materials for your home, we have to include this detailed gallery to give you a better idea of what it looks like on a home.


This Los Angeles modern home makes a very bold "curb appeal" statement with a mix of stucco and wood siding. Clean lines and minimal landscape design give this exterior something to be proud of.

spanish exterior los angeles

This Spanish style cottage in LA gives the front entrance a tropical feel with stucco and an authentic tile door way.


A traditional Los Angeles home is tucked behind a white picket fence to showcase wood siding exterior and a faux balcony. Stone pillars connect this crisp fence and gated driveway.


This screams mid century meets contemporary exterior for the new crowd of Los Angeles. IPE siding and cement create this beauty.


Modern house

Modern Spazio LA design showcasing cement, IPE fencing and siding - such a show stopper! This house's curb appeal has the neighbors green with envy.