Being in Florida right now, I am surrounded by mediterranean tile roofs. Lots of people here try their best to replicate these half tuscan/half Spanish style homes. A majority fail miserably. First of all, tuscan paint colors do not belong on a Spanish colonial and vice versa. I am not trying to sound elitist, but honestly it is quite painful to see. On the other hand, there are true old Florida Spanish Mizner- inspired revival homes with beautifully adorned tile roofs. They tend to be neutral in color, and the architecture speaks for itself. They are charming and a Florida historical staple. Maybe it is my native Floridian coming out in full force, but simple old-school Florida style always trumps a snow bird’s winter McMansion monstrosity any day.
I’ll get off my character kick…but observing all these homes around my hometown, I have seen a lot of tile roofs. I think they tend to look the most striking on homes that are white/cream color (shocker, I love white houses ;). I have collected a round-up of some phenomenal tile-roof beauties that are understated, charming, make you feel ready to take over Meryl Streep’s life in It’s Complicated. As far as I’m concerned, that is not a bad thing.
A Fort Worth lake home with separate casitas. A lovely display of a tile roof. Via D Magazine
See, this is a charming tile roof home. The stone path, the fountain, the pool, the landscaping…heavenly! Via Pinterest
A wonderful tile roof on this California home. The arched glass doorway is eye catching. Via Veranda
Sweet brick courtyard, organically landscaped with a super chic tile roof.
I love the more flat lined tile roofs, I think it gives them a more understated feel. Via AD
I would love to see the floor plan for this home by Griffin & Crane. It has a sprawling and enchanting ambience.
Obsessed with the California cool vibe of Sasha Alexander’s home. Via Domaine
A gravel pathway on this beautifully adorned one story home by Mark Weaver. Talk about character.
An exposed staircase on the back of this Spanish colonial. Look at the covered terrace above. What a great area for entertaining. Via House Beautiful
You may recognize this house from the best TV comedy winner… It really is an architectural little gem.