Diamante is a coastal town in the province of Cosenza, located in a region of southern Italy. Most of the residences in Diamante, Italy have the feel of Mediterranean Revival Architecture. This style of architecture first became popular in Florida and California in the late 1920’s and 1930’s. After 50 plus years this style is still flourishing. It was not until the mid-1980’s and early 1990’s when this style of architecture started taking off in San Antonio, TX.
Late in 2004 we had the idea of showcasing a home in the GSABA Parade of Homes that would incorporate this type of influence. So we planned a trip to Italy. Here we learned what was in style and what was out of style according to the Italians. We had a chance to speak to the locals and learn Italian techniques & building materials. In 2006, we had a chance to build what we learned in Italy in the GSABA Parade of Homes in Anaqua Springs Ranch located in Boerne, TX. See pictures here
Mediterranean Revival is characterized generally by stuccoed wall surfaces, flat or low-pitched terra cotta and tile roofs, arches, scrolled or tile-capped parapet walls and articulated door surrounds. To this day and ever since 1992 when we opened our doors, we have had a knack for building the classic Mediterranean Revival style of architecture. Since then Diamante Custom Homes had been synonymous with Fine Luxury Homes and our unique Design/Build Process. Give us a call to schedule an appointment to see if this style or another style of architecture fits you better.