Mission style homes are usually made from materials like timber, stucco, stone, brick, and tile, as well as unconventional materials including straw, manure, and adobe bricks. These materials give Mission style homes a distinctive exterior appearance that is unique from other types of Arts and Crafts homes. In the exterior of Mission style homes you will see arches and arcades, arched windows, covered patios, interior courtyards, heavy timbers, carved doors, roof parapets, and red clay roof tiles, giving off a Southwestern vibe. Other features of Mission style exteriors include deep porches, extended roofs, and covered walkways. These help keep the interiors cool during the hot weather.