Home Styles

Tudor Home Styles

Reminiscent of fairy-tale dwellings, Tudor-style homes are often identified by their steeply pitched roofs, half-timbering, and brick cladding. See how to enhance your home’s Tudor style with these signature exterior details.

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[MUSIC] Known for its asymmetrical silhouettes, sloping roofs, and storybook charm, Tudor style became popular in America during the 1920s and 30s. Own a Tudor home? Here's how to make the most of its facade. [MUSIC]. Think Tudor and you're likely to picture half-timbers popping against stucco-clad exteriors. Other traditional siding materials include brick, stone, and cedar shingles. Brown, tan, and mahogany tones comprise exterior color palettes, though some brick Tudors have been updated with paint shades pulled from nature. [MUSIC] Entry ways tend to be low and arched, appearing short in comparison to highly pitched roofs. Castle-like plank or paneled front doors are often trimmed in stone work or protected by a small gabled roof. Small dormers and narrow casement windows characterized Tudor design. Windows sport small geometric panes and some boast leaded glass designs. Substantial brick chimneys are another hallmark of Tudor style. Whether your Tudor home is old or new, play up its romantic charm for an exterior that shines. [MUSIC]