Want a playful home design with a bit of 15th century flavor? Tudor house plans (or more accurately, Tudor Revival, since a modified version of this style gained popularity in America in the early 20th century) are easy to spot. Just look for the half-timbering (those decorative wood beams, usually in a dark color) standing out on a light stucco exterior. Elaborate window grids, sometimes in a diamond pattern, are another hallmark. Prominent chimneys appear on many Tudor homes as well, sometimes multiple chimneys (if the plan features more than one fireplace).
On some Tudor homes, you’ll find hipped rooflines or clipped gables. Stone and brick accents also show up on many of these designs. The overall impression is generally quite elaborate and interesting – people will definitely turn their heads to get a look at your home! To keep the focus on this heavily detailed exterior, choose a plan with a garage that loads from the side or back (if your lot has the room for this configuration). For a front-facing garage, carriage-style garage doors will match the style better than plain ones.
Not all Tudor designs are grand manors or luxury homes. You’ll find plenty of Tudor style house plan designs in the 1,500-3,000 square foot range, which is the sweet spot for many families, in addition to smaller house plans and even mansions. Because this style feels ornate, a formal living or dining room may feel appropriate. But if you won’t use that space, opt instead for a contemporary open-concept layout with a great room and island kitchen – you’ll find lots of them in this collection. Usually the style includes two stories, but there are some one-story homes with Tudor style also.
Tudor Revival house plans will fit in most neighborhoods. Explore the collection and find the Tudor house design to fit your family, budget, and lifestyle.
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