Spanish Colonial Architecture

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Spanish Colonial Revival Architecture

Also known as Mediterranean Revival, this style shows strong Latin influences and fosters a connection to nature.

Phoenix, Arizona has plenty of Spanish Colonials to choose from in many different historic districts scattered in Central Phoenix and Downtown Phoenix. Some of the historic districts that offer Spanish Colonials are Encanto-Palmcroft, Los Olivos Historic DistrictNorth Encanto, F.Q. Story, Woodlea (by the Melrose District), Alvarado, Country Club Park and Willo.

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A Stunning Entry Way of a Classic Spanish Colonial

A Spanish Colonial home is characteristically one with its environment, says Lisa Stacholy, of LKS Architects in Atlanta, Ga. The casual dwellings boast thick stuccoed walls, red tile roofs and enclosed courtyards that extend one’s living space.

“This style dates back to the tail end of the Spanish Conquistadores,” explains Stacholy. “It is what they knew how to build, and the style fit the environment.”

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Spanish Revival Architecture

As the style migrated throughout the then-Spanish territories, these homes began to veer away from the Spanish and Mexican originals. Today the term Spanish Colonial Revival is used to describe homes built in the early 20th century that incorporate various elements of Mediterranean architecture. But as with all true styles, these homes are linked by a set of common physical characteristics.

Key Features

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A Spanish Colonial Home with a Welcoming, Serene Front Courtyard

  • Built from indigenous components. Spanish Colonial homes might be made of adobe in the Southwest and coquina rock in Florida.
  • Thick, stucco-clad walls. Thick walls are ideally situated for a hot environment. “Thick walls absorb the day’s heat and gently radiate it back into the building during the cool evenings,” Stacholy says.
  • Small, open windows. Smaller windows, originally sealed by wrought iron grates rather than glass panes, are sited on the building to best capture breezes while avoiding the direct rays of the sun. Wooden shutters, when present, are traditionally mounted on the inside of the home.
  • One story. The Spanish Colonial is the ancestor of our ranch-style house.
  • Limited ornamentation. Ornamentation on these informal homes was often limited to arches on entranceway’s, principal windows and interior passageways. More elaborate homes might feature intricate stone or tile work, detailed chimney tops and square towers.
  • Wooden support beams. Wooden roof supports project out over the exterior walls in classic Spanish Colonials.
  • Inner courtyard. Historically, the courtyard let families move the cooking — and its accompanying heat and steam — outside. Today, these patios, porches and courtyards act as informal gathering spots for family, extended family and friends.

Practically Speaking: Hassles and Headaches

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Spanish Colonial Architecture

In hot, arid climates, stucco-clad adobe walls are remarkably long-lasting. However, when located in colder, wetter climates, adobe bricks can shrink and swell, causing the protective stucco to crack or pull away from the interior wall. These homes might require minor patches or complete resurfacing to prevent serious moisture problems. Cracked stucco can also be indicative of foundation issues.

Many Spanish Colonials were built with flat roofs, which, when not drained properly, can leak. Clay-tile roof shingles are durable lifetime materials that require only periodic maintenance. Check regularly for cracked, missing or out-of-place tiles.

Wooden timbers, both interior and exterior, should be inspected for moisture and insect damage.

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Spanish Colonial Architecture

“To me, Spanish Colonial homes are the type where you can’t help but feel comfortable — the kind where you kick off your shoes at the door and pad around in bare feet,” notes Stacholy. With plenty of alfresco gathering spaces, these rambling homes express a sense of relaxation and foster a connection to nature and the surrounding environment.House Hunting

The style is prevalent in the toasty climates of Phoenix, AZ, Florida, California and the Southwest, but Stacholy recommends the Spanish Colonial homes in the sunshine state.

“St. Augustine, Fla., is probably the best living laboratory for Spanish Colonial homes you could ever hope to find,” says Stacholy, pointing specifically to that city’s Colonial Spanish Quarter. When it comes to Spanish Colonial Revival style, the stately Casa del Herrero in Montecito remains essentially unchanged from when it was completed in 1925.

By: Douglas Trattner, HGTV and edited by Laura Boyajian

Spanish Style Homes For Sale In Phoenix, AZ 1970 and Older

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$99,000
2913 E MONROE Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 948
Year Built: 1930
Subdivision: EL MOLINO PLACE TRACT A
City/Town Code: Phoenix
Description: Historical El Molino Charmer! This one will not last long! Fantastic curb a...
Last Updated: October - 22 - 2018
$269,999
2407 E MARMORA Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1703
Year Built: 1969
Subdivision: CACTUS GARDENS 5
City/Town Code: Phoenix
Description: AMAZING CONTEMPORARY SANTE FE STYLE 4 BEDROOM 2 BATH HOME LOCATED IN A VER...
Last Updated: October - 22 - 2018
$925,000
4562 E CAMELBACK Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 3601
Year Built: 1966
Subdivision: CAMELBACK SIERRA
City/Town Code: Phoenix
Description: This 4-bedroom, 3-bath hacienda is a beautiful home with a historic charm t...
Last Updated: October - 21 - 2018
$410,000
77 W WILSHIRE Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85003
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1514
Year Built: 1950
Subdivision: WILSHIRE PLACE
City/Town Code: Phoenix
Description: Wonderful Willo Historic home complete with original Spanish architectural ...
Last Updated: October - 20 - 2018
$323,000
3047 E PINCHOT Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85016
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1175
Year Built: 1954
Subdivision: EASTERN GARDENS
City/Town Code: Phoenix
Description: Large Lot with new landscaping in front and back yard including new irrigat...
Last Updated: October - 20 - 2018
$220,000
1927 W WELDON Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85015
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1381
Year Built: 1950
Subdivision: WESTWOOD ESTATES PLAT 3
City/Town Code: Phoenix
Description: This home is centrally located in the uptown area of Phoenix. It is close t...
Last Updated: October - 20 - 2018
$850,000
7119 N 23RD Way, Phoenix, AZ 85020
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 5
# of Bathrooms: 4
Square Footage: 4296
Year Built: 1970
Subdivision: HILLS OF THE DESERT 2
City/Town Code: Phoenix
Description: City views! Mountain views! Tucked in front of iconic Piestewa Peak, this ...
Last Updated: October - 19 - 2018
$309,000
757 E MCKINLEY Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 1062
Year Built: 1925
Subdivision: VICTORIA PLACE
City/Town Code: Phoenix
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Last Updated: October - 18 - 2018
$325,000
1808 N 7TH Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 1.75
Square Footage: 2132
Year Built: 1930
Subdivision: PALMCROFT 1 THRU 123
City/Town Code: Phoenix
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Last Updated: October - 17 - 2018
$459,000
1614 N 16TH Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1705
Year Built: 1926
Subdivision: FAIRVIEW PLACE BLKS 5-8
City/Town Code: Phoenix
Description: This special 1926 Spanish Revival is among the earliest homes in Fairview P...
Last Updated: October - 17 - 2018

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