...Were extremely popular in North America from 1918 to 1940. The style recalled the haciendas from the Spanish New World, with red tile roofs, arches and plaster that was made rough to resemble adobe. Many homes in California and Florida, states which have Spanish histories, were built in this style.
Today, many ornate homes that combine elements from any of those countries are called Mediterranean because of the composite of cultural influences from that region. Houses may feature terraces or courtyards, stucco finishes, porticoes, balconies, or any number of elements inspired by houses on the Mediterranean.