Adobe-style homes were first built with adobe (bricks of tightly compacted earth, clay and straw). These houses borrow architectural details from the earthen homes of early Native Americans and feature massive, round-edge walls, flat roofs, stepped levels, heavy timbers extending through the walls to support the roof, deep window and door openings, and simple windows. They often feature a corner beehive fireplace, benches that are attached to the walls, niches for display of religious items, heavy wooden doors, and enclosed courtyards. They are most popular in the southwestern United States and are also called Santa Fe or Pueblo houses.
Walls are massive, with round edges
Flat roof with no overhang
Roof supported by heavy timbers extending through walls