Tudor-Style Home Ideas
Identified by their steeply pitched rooflines and decorative half-timbering, Tudor-style homes range from elaborate mansions to modest suburban residences. See their variety and get ideas for your home here.
Tudor Curb Appeal
Doorways of Tudor-style homes commonly boast Renaissance detailing. Tudor (flattened, pointed) arches are often found in door surrounds, such as the one seen here.
A brick walkway that reflects this home's exterior cladding passes through a flower-covered arbor and leads to an arched entrance. Patterned brickwork combined with black half-timbering adds visual interest to the home's facade.
Brick, stone, stucco, and wood enhance this 60-year-old home's Tudor character.
Manufactured Stone Facade
Ornamental half-timbering is commonly present on Tudor-style homes, mimicking medieval construction techniques. Although timber framing was integral to the structure of medieval houses, most Tudor examples are purely decorative, and many different designs and patterns exist.
The manufactured stone on this home's facade creates a Tudor look, mimicking real stone but at a fraction of the cost. Keeping with the style, red brick trim defines the steep roofline and arched windows and doorway.
Brick Tudor-style homes are often contrasted with areas of stone, stucco, or wooden claddings on principle gables or upper stories. This home's front gable dormer features half-timbering with stucco infilling. Decorative crossbars add visual interest to the windows.
Tudor Window Touches
The exposed wooden beams and wood front door on this Tudor-style house give it a country quality that inspired its woodland scheme. A tree branch and forest greens keep the decor simple, while silvery stars and tin tree luminaries add a hint of holiday decoration.
Tall, narrow windows, commonly in multiple groups with multi-pane glazing, are characteristic of Tudor-style homes. Although this 1920s Tudor is clad completely in stucco, patterned brick detailing under the front bay window adds visual interest.
Heavy chimneys and steeply pitched roofs give Tudor-style homes medieval flavor; the style is sometimes called "medieval revival." The windows of this home include a lot of casements--another characteristic of the style.
The facades of Tudor-style homes are often dominated by one or more prominent, steeply pitched cross gable. This home features two front gables and brick wall cladding. Brick became the preferred wall surface for even the most modest Tudor cottages after masonry veneering was popularized in the 1920s.
The windows on this solarium repeat the Gothic arch and diamond-shape panes that prevail throughout the rest of the Tudor-style home. The solarium offers easy access to the outdoors, and a breezeway that connects it to the main house serves as an informal breakfast area.
Simple arched doorways are another common feature of Tudor-style homes. The red color seen here brightens the facade and makes this doorway pop. Many of the characteristic Tudor materials are also present: brick on the front gable, stone trim, and half-timbering with stucco infilling on the second story.
Tulips wind their way through the front yard of this charming brick Tudor-style cottage. A handmade wreath on the front door mimics the arches of the door and flanking windows. The wreath features silk blooms that coordinate with the tulip display's color scheme.
Although stone trim is common in Tudor-style houses, this home features stone as the primary wall cladding. In this subtype, stucco, brick, or wooden trim frequently covers gables or second stories. A wall also made from stone surrounds the property.
English Countryside Tudor
The windows of Tudor-style homes are often grouped into strings of three or more. They are most commonly located on or below the main gable or in one- or two-story semi-hexagonal bays, such as the one above the front entrance. Small transoms sometimes top main windows, such as the ones seen on the first floor of this home.
With its lush gardens, this Tudor-style house resembles an ancient manor tucked into the English countryside. The exuberant plantings along the brick path leading to the front door reflect the home's sophistication and charm.