Spanish Style Homes in the Washington DC Metro Area

Do Spanish style homes really exist in Washington Metro? Answer, yes – but not in great numbers and not always in the tradition that some might find in the western part of the US or Florida. To begin, let's examine just what that expectation might be. Typically, 'Spanish style' homes in this country derive from the Spanish Colonial Revival movement of the early 20th century which in turned stemmed from the earlier Mission Revival movement. Both styles owe to the Spanish colonization of the Americas.

Spend some time in Southern California and you'll quickly realize that Spanish architecture is the predominant style – stucco walls, red tile roofs, arches, cutaways and patios. There are numerous variations in the western US and in Florida where you'll also find a strong Mediterranean Revival influence. Of course, the subject here is the Washington metropolitan marketplace, not more sun-baked parts of the nation. To learn more about Spanish style homes in Washington DC metro area for sale, click on the listings below:

Spanish Style Homes in the Washington Metropolitan Area

All Listings Over $1,000,000
3600 Massachusetts Ave Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 4,580 SqFt

3600 Massachusetts Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

$2,995,000 ↓ $200,000
4520 43rd Pl Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,500 SqFt

4520 43rd Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

$2,625,000
13501 Query Mill Rd, NORTH POTOMAC
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 6,316 SqFt

13501 Query Mill Rd, NORTH POTOMAC

$1,149,500

 

Spanish Style Homes in Washington DC Metro AreaIt's interesting to note that certain well-known design movements such as Arts & Crafts and American Craftsman have had a strong influence on both Spanish architecture and styles more common to the Washington metropolitan area. Then why aren't there more Spanish styles homes here? The easiest answer is that the style never took hold with large scale suburban developers. The last best chance for the style to establish a noticeable footprint was the post-World War II boom. Instead, another western-influenced trend gained instant traction – the Rambler and Rancher homes. Along with the emergence of Split-Levels and the continued dominance of longstanding traditional designs, there just wasn't room for yet another major, distinctive entry.

So are Spanish style homes simply not a factor in Washington Metro real estate? That would be overstating the case. The homes do exist, usually on an upscale level although you'll also find Spanish influences in a few of the garden-style communities and with some larger multifamily buildings. For the most part however, interested buyers will have to do some digging. Owners of notable Spanish homes tends to hold onto them and those that do hit the market usually sell fast. There's one other way to get your hands on a Spanish style home of course – buy a lot of land, hire a builder and order your own stucco villa.

 

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Listing information last updated on July 9th, 2020 at 3:21am EDT.

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