Mediterranean homes have an elegant look and feel, drawn from design elements found in
Mission Revival homes
, as well as
. Mediterranean house plans echo the relaxed, outdoor lifestyle of the region that gives them their name, although they are an indigenous American design. Asymmetrical layouts and open, airy living spaces allow plenty of space to relax with family and entertain friends.Trademarks of Mediterranean house plans are the stucco exterior and low-pitched, red-tile roof. Interior features may include archways and exposed wooden beams framing the rooms.