Tuscan-Inspired Veranda in Sherman Oaks

Arie Abekasis Sherman Oaks 17Here’s a photo of the back terrace and veranda from one of the properties we built in Sherman Oaks.

Look at that gorgeous architecture of the terrace and veranda! The combination of the structure and warm colors really reminds you of the Tuscan villas in Italy!

Homes by Arie Abekasis

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.

Tuscan Homes Provide Italian Ambience in Warmer Climates

Arie Abekasis developed his artistic and creative skills in the fashion industry before establishing Diditan Group, a homebuilder specializing in custom Tuscan-style properties. Using design motifs such as cypress trees, stone walls, and other architectural elements, Arie Abekasis recreates Italian atmosphere in each house his company builds.

Tuscan style takes its name from the Italian region of Tuscany, where many luxury villas dot the countryside. The style incorporates Italian, French, and Spanish elements for a distinctly Mediterranean appearance that blends well in the warmer regions of the United States.

American homes built in the Tuscan style follow their Italian counterparts with designs that let in natural light via arched windows. Exteriors achieve a sun-drenched look through plaster or stucco, which are complemented by the style’s signature barrel tile roof.

Interiors feature tile and stone flooring, often with mosaic inlays. These materials tend to keep the house cool thanks to the heat-conducting properties of the material, an advantage in hot climates.

Tuscan houses usually come in warm, “vineyard-style” earthy colors such as golden brown, gold, sienna, and olive green.