Friday, September 23, 2016

Tudor Revival Love

Another SE Cedar Rapids Charmer

I've long admired this stately, beautiful SE Tudor.  
Wouldn't you love to see inside?

What exactly defines Tudor architecture?

The following excerpts are from Traditional Home MagazineGet the Look: Tudor Styleby Debra Steilen

You probably hear people identify this asymmetrical style of architecture by one word—Tudor—but Tudor Revival may be more accurate. Here in the United States, this style of home first became popular during the late 19th century and the first half of the 20th century—then again in the late 20th century. These homes feature elements inspired by the medieval architecture of Tudor England in the early 16th century—thus, the term Tudor Revival.

Steep Multi-Gabled Roof Lines

Tudor’s steeply pitched roofs (thought to have evolved from earlier centuries’ thatched roofs) are well suited to regions such as England that endure lots of rain and snow. That’s why so many Tudor homes in this country show up in the Midwest, Northwest, and along the East Coast, although other regions certainly boast their fair share. Tudor roofs typically include side gables and dormer windows that let in natural light. And they’re often graced with massive brick or stone chimneys that are capped with elaborate chimney pots.

·“Noble” Exterior Materials

Built by prosperous homeowners, those early American Tudors tended to be constructed from “noble” cladding materials designed to last for a lifetime and beyond. Brick was a popular choice, with the first level often boasting an elaborate installation pattern, and the second story featuring stucco in combination with decorative half-timbering (see next slide). Some Tudor-style homes were built with stone walls enhanced by a decorative stone trim. These traditional building materials are complemented by color schemes of brown, buff, cream, and white. 

 Decorative Half-Timber Framing 

Tudor Revival’s decorative half-timber framing is meant to fool the eye—at least in the United States.  
What is it exactly? A frame of thin boards (often with stucco infilling) is added outside the cladding to mimic medieval construction techniques. Those long-ago structures depended upon heavy timbers to support the weight of the house. The space between those supporting timbers was filled, leaving them visible.

Groups of Windows

Tudor-style houses usually feature tall, narrow multi-paned windows in groups of two, three, or four. Sometimes the glass panes are diamond-shape instead of rectilinear, and surrounded by lead came rather than wood. The windows are usually casement style, which means they open outward to the left or right to provide fresh air and a clear view to the outdoors. Occasionally these homes include double-hung windows with two sashes that slide up and down to provide ventilation.

* This home is not currently listed for sale *

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