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Tudor Architectural Style

Tudor-style architecture was introduced in 15th-century England.

Now one of the most popular design styles in the United States, the Tudor style has influenced furniture designs and architecture since its introduction in the 15th-century England. The Tudor dynasty represents a transition period where the popularity of Gothic designs gave way to ideas associated with the early Renaissance era. The name Tudor comes from the family that reigned in England at the height of the style's popularity.

Considered a higher-style version of the English cottage, a Tudor home is made from brick or stucco with decorative half timbers, which are usually exposed on the interior of the home. Steeply pitched roofs, rubblework masonry and terraces, and long rows of casement windows make these substantial, even dramatic, homes.

In the modern suburban variation, the exterior walls are generally painted a light color and the decorative half-timbers are dark.

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