History of theTudor Style Home
Tudor Homes are a modern-day revival of the homes built in the 1500’s during the Tudor Dynasty in England. Also known as Tudor Revival or Medieval Revival. They originally made their appearance in the United States between 1890 to 1940. In fact in Washington D.C., Tudor Homes along with Colonial Revival homes made up the largest portion of homes built during the 1920’s and 1930’s. European architects brought the eclectic and asymmetrical Tudor design to the U.S. to initially build for the wealthy. During this era the Tudor Style Home took forms of elaborate mansions to more modest suburban designs with rock masonry veneers. More modified versions began to appear in the 1970’s and 1980’s.
Common Features of the Tudor Style Home:
- Prominent cross gables
- Steeply Pitched Roof
- Small Window Panes
- Decorative Half Timbering
- Tall Narrow Windows
- Massive Chimneys Often Topped With Decorative Chimney Pots
The Tudor Style Home became less popular in the United States after WW II when a resurrection of patriotism encouraged the appreciation of more American style homes, that is the Colonial Revival. The architecture of the Tudor Home was quite expensive to build, difficult to replicate and although the aesthetics of the Tudor Home were highly revered at the time they were also prone to maintenance issues. None the less, the Tudor Style Home is still greatly appreciated throughout the United States and Europe alike.
If you are interested in a Tudor Home in the Nashville area please click the link below to see what is currently on the market.
Reference: Guide to Architectural Styles, Wikipedia.com
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