Architectural Styles

French Ecletic and Tudor


Houses built based on a medley of late medieval and early renaissance styles
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  • Steeply pitched gable roof
  • Playfully elaborate masonry chimneys
  • Embellished doorways
  • Wood Framework (half-timbering framework, between timber it is filled with masonry or stucco)
  • Flagstone fireplaces with elaborate mantels
  • Arch openings
  • Tall narrow windows
  • Board-and-batten wall paneling

French Eclectic

Many styles placed into one; inspired by the French
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  • Considered to be an "Antique Home"
  • Eaves flared upwards
  • Rounded Norman towers
  • Windows: Casement or double hung
  • French Doors are common
  • Vertically oriented
  • No front, facing cross gable
  • Range of architectural detail including quoins, pediments, pilasters

Common Features

  • Built between 1880 - 1940
  • Come from European countries
  • Defined with brick or stone
  • Quite large chimneys

Comparison Statement

We found that between a Tudor style home and a French Eclectic styles home, there were very few similarities. They were both build between similar years, and they both were inspired from different countries. They both were defined with brick and stone, and they both had massive chimneys. There were a lot more differences, for instance their windows. French Eclectic had double hung windows while Tudor was more commonly known for having narrow windows. They were different in their building make up, for Tudor was timber and brick while French eclectic was more brick. They were alike in few ways and different in many ways, and that is obviously shown through the pictures.

Olivia Kelly and Kember Whitaker