Architecture styles of USA: Tudor Revival

From 1890 to 1940, many American homes on the North-East have been constructed on the basis of a potpourri of styles from the late Middle Ages (wooden architecture) and the early Renaissance. Houses with these distinctive characteristics have been grouped under the name Tudor Revival.

In Washington, DC, this style had a huge popularity in the 1920s and 1930s buildings, when they accounted for more than half of new homes in the private sector.
Houses in the style of Tudor Revival Cottage built mostly architects, who were studying in the Europe, and bring in the US asymmetrical shape of the nineteenth century. In rich variations of country houses are always built of brick and masonry, with a complex decorative veneer, and with elements of timbered.

This style is often called “Stockbroker Tudor”, since a lot of peopleiof this profession in the 1920s built their homes in this style. Thus the majority of private homes built in the Tudor style, it is in the gap between 1920 and 1930.
Tudor style fell out of popularity during the Second World War, when the revival of patriotism has called for a more “American” styles, such as Colonial Revival and Traditional Minimal.



In addition, the Tudor house were expensive and required professional architects and builders who are already familiar with this style. Maintenance of such houses were not a +, so soon their construction has virtually stopped.


Distinctive features in the layout can be called that usually lounge is the entrance, and is located between the hallway and kitchen. Typically, each bedroom has a built-in wardrobe, and sometimes even 2-3. Also house has an extra room «Sunroom».

Features style Tudor Revival Cottage
The steep slope of the roof
Pointed roof visor
Brick building
The second floor could be made of wood
Decorative stonework
“Natural” masonry chimneys rounded stones
Fused “double window” in a row
Or a group of windows 2, 3, 4 with a small distance
Decorative finishing of the facade in the fachwerk style
Doors in “hobbit” style
Plastered wall
General hall (serving) to protect from frost
Arched openings
Forged items, metal doors


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