Hacienda style homes, sometimes called the "Spanish Charmer" transports the visitor to
The style shows influence of the Spanish in its tendency to sport low, red-tiled roofs and Spanish tile on the interior.
It is normally a structure built of natural adobe or stucco. Vigas protrude through the
exterior walls and grace the interior ceilings. The stucco, or adobe outer walls might
protrude above the roof in a Native American style similar to the Santa Fe or Pueblo
A front porch creates a quiet place to relax and enjoy coffee and a relaxing morning
retreat. Often, the porch is surrounded by a protective courtyard. A cool and refreshing
garden provides protection from a more harsh desert landscape outside.
Porches and courtyards are popular in the rear of a Hacienda style home as well. Places
to relax and reflect on the day's events make such a retreat an ideal extension of the
indoor space into the outdoors.
Windows are few and small and interiors of a Hacienda style home is dark and cool. Many
rooms have doors that open onto porches, inviting residents to partake in the outdoors.
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