What is a Tuscan Style Home?

Tuscan Style Home in Austin TX

Tuscan homes have a carefree elegance that brings to mind the Italian countryside. The Tuscan style is a culmination of early advancements in architecture and artisan craftsmanship from several Mediterranean regions.  This multi-faceted style was born from 15th century trading of goods between Italy, France, and Spain.  Southern European cultures began incorporating these design influences throughout the Mediterranean, drawing on these styles in their architectural styles and home designs.  Tuscan style homes in Austin remain popular today among homeowners who enjoy classic design and modern styling.

Hallmarks of Tuscan style homes in Austin include the following:

Exteriors are typically plaster, or stucco, to create a sun-baked appearance.  Tuscan style roofs are defined by low-pitched barrel tile.  Natural light is key, thus these homes typically have many arched windows.

Floors and Ceilings: Inside a Tuscan home, floors are made of terra-cotta tiles in warm shades or stone with mosaic inlay.  Walls made of rough plaster and beamed ceilings give the home a rustic aesthetic.  Entryways are typically raised or arched.

Color Palette:
Earthy shades of burgundy, olive green, golden brown and yellow gold, and sienna are used throughout Tuscan style homes.   These warm shades bring to mind an Italian vineyard.

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