Romantic Mediterranean-Style Villa
Featuring a potpourri of influences from Spain, Italy and Portugal, Mediterranean architecture practically oozes elegance. This alluring home style is all about the details: Arched doorways, colorful tilework and ornate carvings give Mediterranean homes their signature romantic appeal, as seen in today's 13-acre estate in the foothills of Carpinteria.
Location: Carpinteria, Calif.
Listed By: Rebecca Riskin of Village Properties
A long driveway winds past ponds, palm trees and rare plant specimens, eventually reaching the front of this seven-bedroom residence. The home's façade boasts all the hallmarks of the Mediterranean style: a tile roof, stucco walls and a series of arches enclosing covered loggias.
Inside, the attention to detail is even more impressive. We can't recall ever falling in love with a home for its ceiling treatments before, but there's a first time for everything, right? Each room of the exquisite villa offers something new to marvel at, from the handmade tile ceiling in the kitchen to the arched iron windows in the living room. See for yourself by browsing the photos below, and check out FrontDoor's Home Styles Guide to learn more about Mediterranean architecture.