Spanish Mission and Mediterranean Revival (1920s to 1930s)

Roof Form

Simple or complex hipped roof, porch often set below main roof below a decorative parapet.


Cordova or (sometimes Marseilles pattern) terracotta or concrete roof tiles and ridge tiles. Walls generally rendered with a decorative texture. Tiles to the veranda floor.

Facade Composition and Form

Freestanding or a maisonette, usually symmetrical facade with an arcaded porch in the centre supported on columns.


Tall, rendered, sometimes with decorative brick banding at the cap, sometimes with a ‘roof-let’ capped with Cordova tiles (dovecote).


Textured rendered walls, twisted ‘Baroque-style’ columns (barley sugar columns) with capitals framing windows and entrance porch, arched openings, decorative cast-cement details, bands of decorative panels of face brickwork.  Decorative lanterns, leadlight to entrance door. Sometimes bevelled edge glazing.

Windows and Doors

Double hung sash windows, often in groups of three, arched heads, sometimes with wrought iron grilles. Pair of entrance doors with decorative leadlight.


Medium to deep setbacks to allow for a garden.


Low, rendered brick wall (generally matching the house), bricks or tiles can form decorative hipped capping, often with mild-steel gates. Or woven and cyclone wire mesh with timber posts, timber picket or hedge.