Mediterranean houses is so popular, that it was also used in the design of buildings in California and Florida.
Mediterranean houses was extremely popular between the years 1915 and 1940. These buildings have elements such as courtyards or terraces. They are inspired by houses built in the Mediterranean. The Mediterranean region has a rich history and was home to many ancient civilizations such as the Byzantine Empire, the Greek Empire and the Roman Empire.
Mediterranean houses have several features that improve the aesthetic value of buildings. For instance, they may have gardens or fountains outside and chandeliers or mantelpieces inside. The houses may be built on hills or by the ocean and may be decorated with landscape plants.
Many homes in the West Coast of California and the East Coast of Florida are built using Mediterranean houses, because these states have the same climate as the Mediterranean region. The climate in the Mediterranean is hot, with temperatures soaring up to 40 degrees Celsius in the summer. So in these regions, houses are built so that the indoors of the house always remains cool.
Mediterranean architecture is mostly open and allows for good ventilation. This is appropriate for the warm climates of the Mediterranean. The buildings mix functionality with elegance, so that they are purposeful and look good at the same time. It is important that the buildings be designed with the surroundings in mind, and that is why Mediterranean houses allow for breezy airing inside the building.