Atlanta Tudor Homes for Sale
Find all tudor homes for sale in Atlanta. A Tudor home is unmistakable. In Tudor, England the style was popular from 1485 to 1603. In America, architects introduced the style in the 1890s. It wasn’t until the wealthy stockbrokers of the 1920s chose the style as a favorite that the fashion caught on. In fact, in some prosperous neighborhoods in Washington, DC, Tudor houses were one of the 2 most popular designs.
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Listing information last updated on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 4:22 AM.
There is a connection between the style of the modern Tudor house and the 16th-century houses in England. A closer connection exists between the Tudor revival style from 19th century England. Either way, the solid masonry, elaborate brick and stonework, and the exposed wood beams make it immediately recognizable. The distinctive black-and-white appearance gives it away, every time.
Common Characteristics & Features
In the 16th-century, houses were built a bit at a time, because every generation had to add something new. As a result, an asymmetrical structure, often with several chimneys, endured. When you see the distinct black and white pattern you don’t need to see any more to know that is a Tudor home. Either way, keep your eye out for these other features:
- uncoursed stone
- wide, decorated verge boards (fancy fascia)
- 1.5 to 2 stories, because the telltale features are on the exterior of the second floor
- half-timbering on an upper story (a wood frame is filled in with stucco, but the wood posts are left exposed)
- asymmetrical designs inside and out
- steeply pitched roofs
- cozy rooms, maybe shaped irregularly
- roofs gabled or cross-gabled
- arched front doorways
- door hardware in black metal
- elaborate, large, over-sized, decorated, thick chimney, or two or even three
- first story made of stone or brick
- windows symmetrical within the main gable, often leaded, or it seems like they are
- windows framed in the same wood and color as the exposed exterior beams
- front door recessed under a small roof
- arches and curves everywhere, indoors and out
- exposed beams in main living areas give a substantial feel
- exterior lights that look like lanterns at doorways
- tall, narrow groups of 3 or more casement windows
- large gardens and yards with elaborate hedges, fountains, flowers, vegetables, and herbs
Benefits of the Tudor Home
You can never go wrong with the elegance in a Tudor home. The wood and stucco trim, tall windows, unique roof gables plus the playful chimneys create the most romantic facade. Because these features are so desired, they also make the Tudor-style harder to find.
Also, Tudor houses don’t easily lend themselves to additions and exterior renovations. Keep updates indoors and all is well.
Small dormers on the second floor do lend themselves to window seats that charm prospective homeowners. Decorative verge boards bring the romantic feel right to the front door. While not overly fussy, a Tudor home exudes elegance, charm, and sophistication.