Spanish Style Homes for Sale

Whether its a rambling, flat-roofed hacienda or a cozy rancho, Spanish-style homes in the Phoenix real estate market combine the practical functionality and breathtaking beauty of Portuguese, Byzantine, Moorish, and Native American influences. They often resemble early Spanish missions, such as California’s famous Mission San Juan Capistrano.Spanish Style House Phoenix

Flagstone, Saltillo tile, and other natural materials complement the smooth or textured stucco. Roofs can be low-pitched with barrel tile and small or no overhang, cross-gabled, or flat with parapets (a low wall or railing on a roof). Phoenix real estate’s Spanish-style exteriors often include arched entryways, rounded windows and doors, and terra cotta ornaments.

Classic touches such as elaborate iron trim or a bell tower offer unique decorative touches. Homey interiors might incorporate brick or beehive fireplaces, colorful decorative Mexican tile around doorways and windows, and exposed beams. Floor plans tend to be rectangular, L-, or U-shaped, asymmetrical in shape, and often feature a walled-in courtyard for private communication with the outdoors.

Mustard yellows, terra-cotta tans and reds, and burnt-umber browns mix and match perfectly on the exterior or as part of the decor for an exhilarating Old West atmosphere.

Availability of Spanish Style Homes in Metro Phoenix Real Estate

Plenty of interesting Spanish style Phoenix homes for sale can be found throughout the East Valley. Subdivisions of note include Diane Estates and Moon Valley Canyon in Phoenix, McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale, and Camelback Country Estates in Paradise Valley.


MLS Search: You can use the Phoenix MLS Search tool to search every available Spanish style home in Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Phoenix and the surrounding cities.

We Can Find It For You: If you’d like us to do the searching for you then feel free to send a request through the Perfect Home Finder. Homes will be emailed to you within 24 hours plus you’ll get daily updates on new listings!

Additional Information: Learn about house styles on About.com. Written by Jackie Craven.


Joe Janus & James Plotnik, real estate agents and Realtors® specializing in the buying and selling of Distinctive Homes in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Paradise Valley, Arizona