spanish houseThe most notable features of this style are the parapet walls (decorative walls that are higher than the roofline), arcaded entry way (several arched openings in a porch like area that shield the main entry), stucco siding, red-tile roof. The latter is deceiving, as any style might sport a red-tile roof. However, it strongly suggests the Mission style for which it is so famous. Nowadays, bell towers aren’t t that common, at least not for the residential houses. Ideally, there would be a balcony so one can enjoy the view while sipping a Chardonnay, but that is more fantasy than reality due to limited space.