Characteristics of Tuscan Homes

Arie Abekasis is the founder and owner of Diditan Group, a developer that builds and sells homes in Southern California. At Diditan Group, Arie Abekasis works with highly-skilled professionals and artisans to give each client a beautiful Tuscan-style home.

The overriding element of domestic Tuscan architecture is the blend of modern styles and Old World European aesthetics. The exterior of a Tuscan home is usually composed of natural stones, such as limestone, travertine, and marble. A distinct Tuscan feature is the inclusion of an elaborate wrought iron gates as an entrance. To further emphasize the classic European aesthetic, the entryways may be surrounded by weathered stone walls and covered in crawling vines.

The interior of a Tuscan home usually includes glass and stone tiles and terracotta floors, as well as intricately textured high ceilings. The marble aesthetic is continued indoors with beautiful works of mosaic art on the floor. The ceilings, meanwhile, often incorporate wood beams that have been refurbished from old Tuscan farmhouses.