Here at Burbach Exteriors, we love to see different styles of homes, and we’re excited when we see a unique project with which we can help. We know that your home is an important place, and you want the exterior to reflect that. Whether you’re redoing a home for your own sake, or getting ready to sell, we can help you install stunning exteriors that last.
One style that’s fairly unique here in Utah, but always guaranteed to stop traffic, is the Tudor Revival style. You know it when you see it, but what can you actually do to adopt this style into your own home?
TUDOR REVIVAL IN AMERICA
English architecture styles have always influenced American buildings. However, one of the most distinct examples of this is the Tudor Revival. The original Tudor era occurred in England at the end of the Medieval era around 1485–1603, bridging into the Renaissance. Although the Tudor style is frequently seen in the castles of the nobility, its most distinctive features come from more modest cottages build by commoners or as summer homes for the gentry.
The Tudor Revival in America mostly refers to a period from the late 1800’s to early 1900’s. Tudor revival architecture allowed for romanticism of medieval times and a love of quaint country cottages. It creates a combined feeling of gentility and comfort that appealed to upper-middle-class Americans. Today, Tudor Revival style has ongoing popularity in creating striking curb appeal and uniquely charming accents such as winding staircases and casement windows.
ELEMENTS OF A TUDOR REVIVAL HOME EXTERIOR
- Steeply pitched roof: The sharp roof angles of a home are often layered and complex, offset with high stovepipe chimneys and asymmetrical frames.
- Accent eaves and gables: Tudor Revival homes have many ornate elements around the exterior, such as sharply contrasting gables and beautifully paned windows.
- Exposed half-timbering: This wood-and-daub style of exposed timber is often closely associated with the Elizabethan era of Shakespeare’s time and is one of the biggest hallmarks of Tudor Revival style.
- Stone or brick facade elements: Exposed half-timbering is often balanced out with the homey, natural look of a stone facade or exposed brick.
- Multi-story layout: The two-story facade is often accented by contrast in materials, with the half-timbering only decorating the second story and the first story featuring the heavier brick and stone.
ARE YOU REDOING YOUR HOME’S EXTERIOR?
Here at Burbach Exteriors, we offer only the finest exterior siding and facades that will stand up to the unique challenges of Utah’s climate. We have experience in many different styles and can help you transform your dream into a reality. Give us a call today.