Tudor style homes originated in England and experienced their American revival in the early 1900s. Today, Tudor-style homes can be found in modern-day suburbs all across the U.S. These homes come in varying sizes, but are all identifiable by their unique look. Tudor homes most notably have steep-pitched, interlocking gabled roofs, making them ideal for regions with rain or snow. They are generally built from stone or bricks, with a façade of stucco and exposed decorative timbered framing. Another common feature is a large central fireplace which was designed to function as the primary heating source for the Tudor home.
Elements of design:
- Steep-pitched, intersecting gabled roofs
- Stone or brick construction
- Exposed decorative timbered framing
- Large stone chimney and fireplace
- Narrow windows grouped together
- Arched (Tudor) entryway
- Found throughout the U.S.