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If you ever dreamed of living in an Italian villa, Italianate architecture and design may be a good way to turn your imagination into your everyday reality. Italianate homes are square and symmetrical and generally built from brick, stone, or stucco. True Italianate homes also have well-constructed masonry walls. The Italianate aesthetic is usually defined by rounded windows, columned entry ways, tile flooring, carved wood detailing, and interior columns. Italianate homes come in a variety of sizes, from row houses to large palatial mansions.

Elements of design:

  • Columned entry way
  • Masonry walls
  • Brick, stone or stucco construction
  • Rounded windows
  • Hand-carved and painted wood detailing

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