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Spanish Revival Homes: Have You Considered Spanish Revival Architecture for Your New Custom Home?

Have You Considered Spanish Revival Architecture for Your New Custom Home?

Spanish Revival Architecture became popular during the Eclectic Movement around 1920 and spread rapidly across the southern United States. The Eclectic styles stressed relatively exact copies of domestic European architecture and were a movement away from the unrestricted stylistic concoctions that had dominated the preceding Victorian era. It was the Panama-California Exposition, held in San Diego in 1915, that introduces this elegant Spanish style to America.

The decorative details of the style are borrowed from the varied architectural history of Spain, including Moorish, Byzantine, Gothic and Renaissance inspirations. The Architect, George Washington Smith; considered to be the Father of the Spanish Revival Style in California; derived his inspiration in the scale, proportions, and massing, from the farmhouses of Andalusia in Southern Spain. These rural vernacular dwellings focused more on the massing and composition rather than the decorative details.

Explanation by award-winning residential architect Lloyd Lumpkins.

Alford Homes’ Newest Spanish Revival-Style Residence

The featured home on 6813 Mulhouse Court in Normandy Estates draws its inspiration from the same Spanish Revival sources. An asymmetrical exterior composition and irregular massing of volumes with a judicious application of ornament. An aesthetic of elegant simplicity. The white plaster walls and deep-set windows give the appearance of thick masonry walls. The front entry courtyard is also typical of the rural Spanish vernacular with its fountain and balconies.

Renowned homebuilder Alford Homes built this Spanish Revival-Style residence along with architectural plans by L. Lumpkins Architects. The estate is located in Plano, Tx and is for sale – with approx. 5,997 sq. ft. with 2 stories, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and 2 half-baths and 3-car garage. This exceptional custom home is priced at $2,175,000.

For more information about this custom Spanish Revival-Style home that’s for sale; please contact Greg Alford directly at 214.384.8779 or visit the


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