Ranch - Spanish Colonial

The Spanish Colonial Ranch embodies the typical ranch form with Spanish Colonial details and features. See also “Spanish Colonial Revival.”

Identifying Features:

  • “L” plan with gable wing toward the street
  • Low, linear, asymmetrical façade
  • Red tiled, low-pitched gable roofs
  • Exposed rafter tails
  • One exterior wall material, typically white stucco or painted brick
  • Massive stucco or painted brick chimneys
  • Often with attached garage
  • Minimal front porch area
  • Roman arches or flat-topped openings
  • Steel casement windows, sometimes with metal or canvas awnings

 

Source:

  • Higgins, Alan. Architectural Movements of the Recent Past: An illustrated handbook for identifying Indiana’s architectural styles and building forms since 1941.
  • Introduction to Postwar Modern Housing Architectural Styles

 

Images:

  1. Introduction to Postwar Modern Housing Architectural Styles
  2. Introduction to Postwar Modern Housing Architectural Styles
  3. http://montereycostarica.files.wordpress.com/2007/07/jacksons-house.jpg
  4. http://www.centerfornaturalmedicine.com/images/newofficepic1a.jpg