In the Mediterranean Style ........
The styles of the Mediterranean are
numerous the influences many. We have concentrated our efforts
on two basic architectural forms. The Villa style of
Florentine Tuscany and the venerable French Mas of Provincial fame.
Each with a Mediterranean charm that owns its character to a unique
history and the environment in which they evolved.
The Villa Style is expressed most
explicitly in our Villa Di Firenze.
home that took some 10 years to develop and build, including several
years of research in Tuscany and many more in acquiring the skills
to produce the stone work, wrought iron and fenestration that
defines the style. The home is true celebration of the period
with campanile, arcades and classical embellishments. If you
would like to see plans of this lovely Mediterranean House click
here to go to the
Villa di Firenze Page. If you
would like to read more about the circumstances that created the
architecture go to our
"Short History of the Italian Villa"
Our original French "Mas" was developed for
French nationals who wanted
to bring their traditional provincial lifestyle to their summer home
in Florida. The "Mas" having evolved in the heat of the
Provincial sun with an emphasis on livable outdoor space was a
natural adpatation. After considerable research in the French Rhone
Valley, the design developed into a true French Mediterranean Villa
with cloistered patio, huge walk-in kitchen and every room
assessable to the courtyard. You can see photos and plans of
the Home at "Mas de Provence".
A description of the evolution of the style can be found at
"the Mas a Short History"
on our website.