Tudor Style Homes
By: Jordan Brown
Historic Tudor Style House
Modern Tudor Style Homes
History of Tudor Style Houses
Tudor Style Becoming Popular
In the Washington, DC, area, Tudor homes (along with Colonial Revival) made up the largest portion of homes built during the 1920s and 1930s.
European-trained architects, that were influenced by Old World styles, brought the eclectic, asymmetrical Tudor style to America towards the end of the nineteenth century.
These houses were built for wealthy homeowners because Tudor houses were of solid masonry with elaborate decorative stone and brickwork, which made them more expensive and only wealthy people could afford them.They were sometimes called "Stockbroker Tudor" because their rich and successful owners frequently had made their wealth in the booming 1920s stock market.
Tudor falling out of Popularity
Characteristics of Tudor Style Homes
- steeply pitched gable roofs
- playfully elaborate masonry chimneys (often with chimney pots)
- embellished doorways
- groupings of windows
- decorative half-timbering
- an exposed wood framework with the spaces between the timbers filled with masonry or stucco