What is Tudor Style?

When we say Tudor Style, we actually are referring to Tudor Revival, which became fashionable during the 1920’s. These home plans featured architectural characteristics of 16th Century England, and featured steeply pitched roofs and usually front facing gables. Parapeted gables and castellated tower elements were less common. Most Tudor home plans had stucco or masonry walls, often with wood half-timbering detailing. Roof overhangs were short, and overlapping gables were very common. The second floor often overhung the main floor slightly, with differing wall finishes. Casement windows were tall and narrow, and arranged in grouping of three or more, often featuring leaded glass panes. Bay windows and transoms were common on main floor windows. Elaborate chimneys with decorative detailing and chimney pots were often placed in prominent location of the exterior. Heavy wood doors often received stone or brick accent trims. These openings often featured flattened Tudor archways or arched timber framed porches. The Tudor Style offerred endless variations and combinations of these architectural elements.

Tudor Home Plans

Tudor Home Plans are based on the Tudor Revival styles which featured many of the original architectural elements of 16th century England. The features in these home plans include: steeply pitched front facing gable roofs, with minimal overhangs and often parapets. Wall finishes are stucco, stucco with timber half-timbering, brick or a combination of these. The windows of Tudor home plans are tall and often arranged in groupings and may contain leaded glass. Chimneys form a vital part of the exterior with decorative brickwork and elaborative chimney caps or pots. The front entries of this style of home plans often feature stone surrounds or timber porches.

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