In Sicily, a modern rendition of Mediterranean architecture combines with sparse landscaping to create a simple, minimalist feel. The architect calls the house a “contemporary interpretation of the traditional Hyblaean villa.” Both the promenade and groves of native olive trees are typical features of that style.
In Atlanta's Buckhead neighborhood, a traditional Mediterranean facade holds a minimalist interior. The designer chose flat paint in Benjamin Moore’s Decorators White to highlight the chalkiness of the plaster walls, making them “look almost like slate.”
An unexpected interpretation of southern European style can be found in this Austrian bungalow. The two buildings on either end of the house form an intimate, private courtyard between them—a common feature of farmhouses in the region. Within, a Mediterranean-style gravel garden serves as “a walk-in sculpture.”
It's the Mediterranean's climate, not its architecture, that inspired the residents of this eco-friendly Echo Park home: Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti and his wife, Amy Wakeland. Their deck makes the most of the city's indoor/outdoor lifestyle.
It doesn't get more classic than this historic home overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The remodel aimed to preserve the white cubic architecture of the facade while outfitting the interior with modern amenities. It’s these modern features that keep the house feeling as effortlessly low-maintenace chic as it did in 1926.