Google+ House Revivals: T is for Tudor Revival

Thursday, June 3, 2010

T is for Tudor Revival

We're about to leave for the seashore again (we are still in negotiations for the beach house, but also looking at other houses), so this will just be a quick post.  This post is being linked to Mrs. Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday, and this week's letter is "T".

T is for Tudor Revival!  One of my all-time favorite architectural styles, the Tudor Revival style is influenced by English Tudor or Medieval architecture.  You might also hear it called Medieval Revival, Tudorbethan, Black and White, or other names, depending on your region.

A Tudor Revival home is likely to have all or some of the following characteristics:  decorative "half-timbers", steeply pitched roof, prominent cross-gables, tall and narrow windows, small window panes, and massive chimneys (  Here in the States, Tudor Revivals are usually brick or stucco, or a combination of materials.
The style was very popular during the 1920s and 1930s, and many cities have excellent Tudor Revival examples in their historic neighborhoods. 

You may recall that we looked at this Tudor Revival while house hunting in a local historic neighborhood.
This home combines typical Tudor Revival half-timbering with popular Pacific Northwest shingle style. 

Leaded glass detailing through the home referenced medieval style windows, as do the quatrefoil patterns created by half-timbers.

source This building is located in Shropshire, Great Britain is
an excellent example of "Black and White" architecture.

I hope you enjoyed our little jaunt through Tudor Revival architecture.  See you all next week!


  1. Interesting post, and good luck on your negotiations!

  2. I love this style too. There is just something about it that makes it timeless.

  3. Good luck with the beach house, I'm still hoping you get it. Great T post.

  4. I love Tudor revival - but I love the beach house too - fingers crossed for you!

  5. Nice to meet you!
    Excellent post! You have chosen a good T-word that is related to the main theme of your blog. You have started with the oldest example (love that first house! I would not mind living there!) and continued to less typical examples of Tudor revival archecture.
    You seem to know what you are doing.
    I think I'll follow your blog!
    Best wishes,
    Anna's Ts

  6. Oh, I want to come look at beach houses with you, too!

    That sounds like a perfect way to spend a weekend.

    And this was a perfect post to link up to Alphabe-Thursday's letter "T"!

    I love architecture and this was Terrific!


  7. I was guessing Oean shores.....close, on the beach house.....good luck

  8. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment about my garden. I don't know if you got a chance to look around my blog, but my main garden is on a cedar log float. You might find that interesting with your background in architecture. And when you do F in your series, consider float cabins and float homes. There's aren't a lot of us, but we are an interesting bunch. - Margy

  9. Beautiful homes and I love the details, especially the lead paned windows...Where are these homes at?

    Blessings & Aloha!
    thank you for stopping by and your kind comment :o) It is great to have met and established relationships throughout the years with those that were in my husband's military units...even after having moved away from each other, we still have kept in touch with some dear, close friends.

  10. The design work, project planning and construction work must be done correctly or it can negatively impact the rest of the house or even the land the building sits on. There are serious things to consider when designing and building additions, large scale remodels or landscaping projects.

  11. I love Frank Lloyd Wright! Have you read the book "Loving Frank"? It's the story of his love affair with one of his client's wives. Very racy stuff back then...

    Tudor Revival is one of my favorites also!


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