The traditional-styled Mexican architecture that many of us love, is actually known as Spanish Revival. The defining features of Spanish Revival architecture are terra cotta tile roofs, glazed decorative tiles, and white stucco or stone walls.
The Spanish Revival style has elements that include arched colonnades, talavera tiles, decorative, but not necessarily ornate stone details, and decorative ironwork on windows and gates. Structures that respect the original style have a certain simplicity and balance of decorative detail and clean lines. Many of the older homes in Rancho Cerro Colorado reference the traditional style, but would have been considered Transitional at the time they were constructed.
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