Spanish Colonial Revival
An eclectic style loosely based on one or more phases of Spanish Colonial architecture; most common from about 1915 to the present. Buildings in this style usually characterized a façade with unadorned stucco or plastered walls; glazed and/or unglazed wall tiles; a covered porch or arcade; commonly, a patio; wrought-iron balconies or balconets; often, a low- to moderate-pitched, mission-tiled, hipped and/or gable roof multicurved mission parapets with decorative tilework along the outer face of the parapet; round arches over the most prominent windows; often, rectangular windows with lintels, sometimes crowned with an enriched cornice; window grilles; ornate, low-relief window surrounds; heavy wood doors, often elaborately paneled or carved; frequently, rounded arches over the exterior doors; French doors providing easy access to a patio, balcony, or outdoor terrace.
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