Our work in Spanish Mediterranean style design on custom residential buildings

Spanish Mission & Santa Fe Style Homes Gallery

The following gallery showcases Axis 3 Architect’s design work featuring the Spanish Mission and Santa Fe style architecture.

California Properties with Spanish Mission & Santa Fe Architecture

Spanish Mission Style Home California - 5 Story Calle Juanito

Spanish Mission – Calle Juanito

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Capo Drive - California Spanish Mission Style Home

Spanish Mission – Capo Drive

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Home in California with Spanish Mission Style Architecture - Carefree

Spanish Mission – Carefree

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Cherry Valley California Home with Spanish Style Architecture

Spanish Mission – Cherry Valley

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Spanish Homestyle in California - Las Palomas

Spanish Mission – Las Palomas

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Spanish Mission Style architecture in Oceanside California

Spanish Mission – Ditmar 1

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Ditmar - Spanish Style Architecture in Southern California

Spanish Mission – Ditmar 2

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Santa Fe Architecture on California Properties by Axis 3 Architects

Santa Fe Style Home - Mark Trail California

Santa Fe – Mark Trail

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Spanish Mission & Santa Fe style designs

Custom Residential – Spanish Mission & Santa Fe Homes


Spanish Mediterranean Architectural Design work for Southern California Custom Homes

This natural, elegant style originated from the “pueblos blancos” or white cities of Spain. Spanish Mediterranean style is characterized by large stucco walls, flat or low pitch tile roofs, tile or stone floors, wrought-iron trim, elegant carved wooden doors with metal accents, and decorative tile trim both inside and outside of the home. The essence of this style is inspired by the natural surroundings of the Mediterranean environment which is known for warm weather, pristine beaches, and beautiful vineyards. 

Key Characteristics of the Spanish Mediterranean Style for Residential Construction

  • Large white stucco walls and lots of windows
  • Low pitch or flat roofs covered with tile or stone 
  • Large ornate carved wooden doors
  • Wrought iron trim on both the interior and exterior
  • Enclosed courtyards with rounded edged walls
  • Rounded arches and entryways 
  • Decorative tile or stone indoor and outdoor 

Spanish Mediterranean architecture seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor living areas with cooling features such as tall ceilings, tile floors, and lots of windows to accentuate the feeling of flowing fresh air. This style of architecture typically features flat or low pitched roofs, rounded entryways, and exposed wood beams that cause the home to feel open and flowing.

Spanish Mediterranean homes usually feature courtyards that are enclosed with rounded-edge walls. Outdoor relaxation spaces are covered by ramadas creating plenty of relief from the sun. Courtyards will often utilize stone tile with decorative accents or designs and plenty of flower gardens that enhance the feeling of balance with nature.