"New Mediterranean-Style Villa in Florida"

Period Homes magazine
photos by Phil Eschbach

This residence, completed in 1998, re-creates the character of a 1920s Mediterranean-style villa, with period detailing of roof tiles, textured stucco, stone trim, and wood windows and brackets. The house is the Builder's first spec residence in an upscale community where the previous homes were large, but not historically styled.

To create a traditional, period-scaled front entry, the architects projected the foyer and stair features while leaving the major mass of the house recessed behind the landscaping, and under projecting eaves. A curved balustrade creates a forecourt. Other period-style details include decorative cartouche, copper downspouts, and decorative vent near the entrance.

The traditionally sized study, living room and dining room are isolated from the contemporary-proportioned master bedroom, kitchen, and family room. Arched doorways run throughout the house, as do elegant stone floors.

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