- Tudor homes in America, known as Tudor Revivals, are based on the architecture popular during the Tudor time period in England, which took place roughly between the 16th and 17th century.
- Tudor houses became popular in America around 1920, which means if you're looking to purchase a Tudor style house, it was probably built between 1900 and 1940 or 1950.
- Tudor Revival Style could be considered a prestigious or snobby style. During the style's popularity, Tudor houses were nicknamed "Stockbrokers' houses."
Easy ways to spot Tudor Style Houses:
- Tudor houses were typically made of stone, brick or stucco.
- Tudor houses often have steep pitched roofs.
- Many Tudor houses have half timbering, which could be considered the most characteristic feature of Tudor houses. Half timbering is the use of rough looking beams with stucco in between. You often find half timbering on the portion of the house close to the roof. But don't be fooled into thinking a Tudor house must have half timbering. There are quite a few Tudor houses that do not have that feature.
- The Tudor arch is a common feature on many Tudor houses that is used on doors, doorways and windows.
- Typically the windows in Tudor houses are long and vertical, and they are often paired in twos or threes. In many cases the windows were made from leaded glass and each window was comprised of several tiny windowpanes.
- Tudor houses rarely have symmetrical floor plans or façades. They are supposed to look as if they grew from the ground.