Italian-Themed Homes: Evoking Class and Style


The classic elegance and charm of the Old European grandeur is a haven coveted by romantics and dreamers. And an Italian-inspired home is a paradise for homeowners seeking an abode dressed and bathed in class and style. But what makes this mediterranean house design different from other European architecture?

Key Visual Component of an Italian House Design

The arch-headed, pedimented windows with carefully crafted archivolts with a gable that usually comes in a triangular shape are Italian house design staples. Angled bay and tall windows also create an aesthetically dramatic addition. Grand columns supported and decorated by corbels, signorial towers with decorative cupolas, loggias and quoins are an imposing yet impressive display of the Italian’s keen eye for details and aesthetics.

Wrought-iron railings and intricately decorated balustrades and balconies are also mediterranean house design elements. Add cobbled stones, illuminating street lamps and luscious green sceneries which make living in the provencal Italian-inspired home a dream come true.

A Courtyard For Your Mediterranean House Design

Historically, a courtyard is a place where families converge. A courtyard in an Italian house design is a place where a family gathers, shares good food and enjoys the cool summer breeze. In the olden days, a courtyard was even used to safely store livestock and other essentials.

Today, having a mediterranean house design with a courtyard in Alabang is like having your own haven; a place to enjoy tranquility away from the humdrum of city life. It is a place to enjoy solitude and wander with your thoughts, or where you can light some candles and open a bottle of wine to share with your beloved better half.

Brittany, the Philippines’ leading luxury real estate developer, is a subsidiary of Vista Land & Lifescapes, the Philippines’ largest and most successful homebuilder and pioneer in themed real estate complexes. Brittany develops masterpieces of premium living for sophisticated home purchasers with a love for beautiful living with its Old World European and American-themed projects. Portofino in Alabang, Georgia Club in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, La Posada in Sucat, and Crosswinds in Tagaytay are among the several home designs available in Brittany.

Read Next: Home Improvements For Your Portofino home