California Home and Design
A Long History of California Home and Design
California style homes have a long history and cultivated the ideas from many different eras and locale. It is ranging from Craftsman bungalows of the 1900s to beach house, classic American ranch to Spanish and Mediterranean Mission design to contemporary and modern design style homes. All of these homes have different style and sizes that representing as California home and design. All of which developed in California with indigenous style of West Coast atmosphere that features a casual, stylist, calm and individually trendy.
The home is typically featuring garden and the flowers lining the entryways, rock gardens and bushes leading to the home entrance. The feeling of breezy and spacious comforting living space inside is undeniable, with its simple but appealing open landscapes of courtyards, lanai, patios, porches and barbecue grills. California home and design are highly influenced by Spanish and Mediterranean Mission styles which is perfect floor plans for Craftsman bungalows and classic ranches or coastal homes. The houses of this type of house is commonly has ample windows to allow the natural light and the airy flow enter the home. The open floor plans are integrating the covered entryways and porches as well as courtyards and balconies entries. The interior and exterior of the home is typically in warm color.
The Spanish and Mediterranean style is indeed the most long-lasting style of California home and design which become the standard of luxurious Spanish Revival style. The homes usually feature stucco finish in white or pastel colors, the arched openings is another important architectural accents. California bungalows are another kind of home of this specific area which integrates one and a half story homes which actually originated in India. California bungalows were constructed low with heavy wood and other natural elements. Wide covered porches, verandas, patios and garden as well as handcrafted furniture and built-in cabinet is a main characteristic of this open floor homes of plenty of doors.
Ranch homes is the another style from California home and design which famously known as California Rambler, inspired by the historical California “haciendas”. Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural style is highly influence ramblers. Usually has ample windows with patios and gardens, the home is favorite by many American for its practicality yet comfortable place to live in. A more modern contemporary style of the rambler homes are highlighting the decks and terraces, and greatly display the “use of the summer shades and winter sun for natural heating and cooling predated most environmentalists” with its streamlined design and simple exterior of concrete glass.