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Spanish Style


Illustration by Maksim Koloskov

How to Spot a Spanish Home

1. Red tile roof

2. Low-pitched roof

3. Little to no overhang on eaves

4. Arches

5. No break in the wall surface where it extends to the gable

6. Stucco surfaces

7. Asymmetrical facade

8. Tiles over chimney tops

9. Round or Square towers

10. Decorative iron sconces and door knockers


The best places to find Spanish Revival are Point Loma, Loma Portal, Kensington, Presidio Park, Mission Hills, and in Rancho Santa Fe, where famed architect Lilian Rice designed many buildings.


Excerpt from the San Diego Magazine article A Tour Of Classic San Diego by Erin Meanley Glenny, March 2020

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