The Tudor style first began in (you guessed it) the Tudor Era in England. From 1485 to 1603, these homes, known for their assymetrical exteriors and distinctive trim began popping up all over the country. Those found in the USA are Tudor Revival Architecture and became very popular in both the 1920’s and 30’s as well as the 1970’s and 80’s.
A Tudor home’s most obvious tell is their half-timbered framing (the brown wood), now for design and not necessity. Before, the wood frame was actually integral in the home’s design. A great majority of Tudor homes have these wood accents but they don’t necessarily have to have them to be considered a Tudor home.
Windows play a large role in the design of a Tudor home. Usually tall and narrow, the windows split into small window panes.
The roofs in Tudor homes are very steeply pitched and have prominent cross gables. Generally, Tudors are made out of stone or stucco and most have the previously discussed wood accents.
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