The Tuscan style has borrowed certain elements from the romantic and rustic building styles of the Tuscan countryside in Italy, and has been adapted in various versions for the South African market. The essence of the style comprises a pitched, tiled roof in a multi-coloured clay or concrete roof tile, with minimum overhangs with some decorative brick corbel work. Detailed plasterwork, such as a plinth and bands around window openings painted in a darker colour, add a classical feel to the design. The external walls are painted in ochre colours that blend well with wooden or dark aluminium window frames. Structural columns with classical designs serve as decorative elements at entrances and on balconies. Balustrades are often in ornate steel to enhance the classical feeling of the structure.
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The Traditional style is a plain, economic, conservative style with pitched, tile or sheet-metal roofing, a combination of face-brick and plastered wall finishes, and steel, wood or aluminium window frames. The plan is usually quite simple to allow for an economical roof design.