North Scottsdale Homes – Architectural Styles

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The residents of North Scottsdale Homes for Sale are blessed with a remarkable number of architectural styles and countless variations among its individual residences. Most homeowners of historic homes have a general appreciation of the historical and architectural importance of their own residence, but few know about its specific style and history. In an attempt to help you understand the differences in home styles, I have narrowed it down to three types of homes in the North Scottsdale Homes for Sale area. It is important to note that most of the architecture in our area has been influenced by culture, landscape and materials available in Arizona.

A popular style in Arizona is the Southwest home. This type of home is probably what one thinks of when picturing Arizona homes. It is influenced by the Spanish Colonial revival and Indian Pueblo revival. It is generally a stucco home with a low, flat roof and sparse or no ornaments. It is known for its exposed wooden ceiling beams, which ad to the authenticity of the Spanish style.

Another style here in North Scottsdale Homes for Sale is the Mediterranean revival. This type of home pulls its appearance from lands bordering the Mediterranean Sea. It was originated in San Diego, California, and Arizona was quickly influenced by this style. The warm temperatures are conducive to this type of home with courtyards, smooth, simple stuccoed walls and arched openings leading to tiled balconies. The distinguished red tiled roofs give these homes the feel of an Italian Villa.

Last let’s look at the Spanish Colonial Ranch. This home is really a combination of the Southwest style and the Mediterranean style. It is generally one story, red tiled roofs, white stuccoed or brick chimneys and roman arches. These homes will often have single and groups of fixed, sliding or casement windows (sometimes shuttered).

The Phoenix/ North Scottsdale Homes for Sale growth from a fledgling desert outpost to the fifth largest city of the United States has greatly impacted the way we build homes and what styles are built. There are influences from many different regions and eras. The majority of homes still remain influenced by the Spanish Colonial, Mediterranean and Southwest style of home.

Denise Serro/Guest Blogger
The Sibbach Team
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