The popularity of the
led to increased interest in other Spanish styles, such as those of the Spanish colonies in North and Central America.
These homes are best-suited to southern climates and feature thick walls and cool interiors. Heavy ornamentation such as wrought-iron window and door hardware, ornately carved and shaped columns, and patterned tile or ceramic floor treatments trace this style's origins to the Old World. Spanish house plan elevations can be one- or two-story, with side gables and the typical low-pitched tile roofs of Spanish homes. Doors and windows of Spanish Revival houses are often constructed of thick wood and are decoratively carved.