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!