Check out these historic English Tudor style homes as well as contemporary tudor style houses replicating the residential architectural style made famous in England in the mid 19th century. Some of these are truly stunning.
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What is commonly referred to as Tudor architecture is technically Tudor Revival architecture. The series of Tudor home styles in this gallery are all Tudor Revival architectural style (but commonly referred to as simply “Tudor”). The Tudor Revival style came about in the latter half of the 19th century. While it originated in England, there are examples of this style throughout former English colonies such as New Zealand, Canada, Australia and Malaysia.
As far as I’m concerned, no Tudor house is as beautiful as the famous Ascott House pictured above. It’s a huge manor home located in the hamlet of Ascott near Buckinghamshire, England.
The hallmark design feature of Tudor residential architecture is the extensive dark timbering usually set against a white exterior. Other features include steep roofs, dormers, tall chimneys, second floor overhanging the first floor and bay windows. Brick is also used in combination with the half timber set against white exterior.
The Tudor Revival style lives on in contemporary home design. As you’ll see below, people continue building new homes in this style. While they aren’t as grand as the original manor homes (the first half of the series of photos below), they do have a certain appeal. In fact, my parents bought a contemporary Tudor home once upon a time. It was a nice looking home on a country lot.
Enjoy the stroll through time as you check out the variety of different Tudor homes below.
Historic Tudor Houses
Tatton family estate
Little Moreton Hall
Little Moreton Hall in Cheshire, England
Tudor house in Kitakyushu, Japan
Cameron Highlands, Malaysia – The Lake House
STRATFORD UPON AVON, UK. The house that Shakespeare was born in.
Contemporary Tudor Home Examples
Contemporary Tudor Revival style home with brown half-timbering on white as well as red brick exterior. Steep roof and tall chimneys on each side of the main structure.
Extensive gray brick with some classic half-timbering form the exterior of this Tudor style home. Notice the jettied upper flor over the entrance which is another hallmark of the Tudor style.
Elegant contemporary Tudor style home with brick exterior for the first floor and then the classic timbering on white exterior for the upper two floors. It’s a T-shaped home and doesn’t overdo the Tudor ornamentation. I really like this home’s curb appeal.
Fairly simply symmetric Tudor style home. It lacks the steep roof lines other Tudor homes have which doesn’t make it as grand as it could be, but the half timbering and brick exterior facade give it a Tudor appearance.
Not your typical Tudor style home but incorporates Tudor design elements on the exterior such as some half-timbering.
Brand new Tudor style home in suburban neighborhood with brick exterior for first floor and the classic half-timbering on white for the upper floor. Steep roof lines further the Tudor design, but it lacks tall chimneys. The overhanging second floor fits well though.
Here’s another contemporary Tudor home which means it’s a relatively new build with Tudor styling including brick, half-timbering and somewhat steep rooflines. The roof could be steeper for a more dramatic Tudor effect, but it qualifies in a contemporary sort of way.
This is a simple Tudor style home which lacks some grand elements of a true Tudor style home. While the upper floor is jettied above first floor, it’s far to flat on the front facade and lacks a more intricate, steep roofing design to create that stunning Tudor look.
I like this take on a contemporary Tudor build. While mostly brick on the outside, you get a smidgen of half-timbering which acts as an accent design element along with the steep roof lines gives it the Tudor look.
Definitely Tudor in style but I’m not fond of the gray half-timbering or the ornamental eaves. Black or dark brown timbering would fit much better with the red brick facade. I do like, however, the large jutting fron bay windows for both the upper and lower floor.
Here’s a classic suburban Tudor style home putting in a decent effort to replicate the 19th century Tudor revival style except I think going with three exterior materials is a mistake. It could be improved sticking with just red brick and half-timbering on white.
Here’s a smaller Tudor style home that isn’t that old. It’s a simple facade and lacks the depth other Tudor styles have, but it’s definitely a Tudor Revival home as a relatively new build.
Here’s the rear of a newer Tudor style home with large solarium looking out onto a large lawn. The first floor exterior is brick and the upper floors have the classic half-timbering on white. The rear design is rather simple in that it lacks the depth that many front facades of Tudor homes enjoy.
Here’s a newer Tudor style home with a turret incorporated into the design. I’m not sure it works in a suburb setting, but I am a sucker for turret as I like nooks and unusual rooms.
This Tudor style home is relatively newly built (i.e. not built in the 19th Century) and is different in that it features brown half-timbering on a light brown exterior. Normally it’s dark brown or black on white. Nevertheless, the timbering and steep roof along with brick exterior result in a Tudor style home.