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The Residential Designer and Her Views

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Favorite Styles

ultra-modern house I have two favorite residential architectural styles which are also the most popular of my custom home designs. First, the 'ultra modern' style like the designs of Richard Meier and Le Corbusier. I like to be as daring as I can persuade my client to be. This helps insure a home design that will be refreshing and will never appear dated. Sometimes referred to as 'deconstructivist style', this modern and unique approach to residential design is sometimes made up of bold and abstract forms.

Second, I like the Mediterranean style. Many designers prefer the term Hispanic or Mediterranean, while others simply say that the style is Spanish Eclectic. In other parts of California, these homes are usually described as Spanish Colonial Revival. There are a lot of Mediterranean styles around, but it will always be beautiful if it's done right. Some designers design Spanish-style houses, but they use metal roofs, modern grilles, or colors that don't go well with the style. It's a shame because it's supposed to be a classic style. Although the style is difficult to name, it's fairly easy to recognize. Spanish-inspired houses usually have the following features---red roof tiles, little overhanging eaves, stucco siding, arches especially above doors and windows, tiled courtyards and porch entries.



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