Always a favorite, the half timbered Tudor style is immediately identifiable! The Tudor style was a Gothic style in the 14th and 15th century in England, named for the ruling Tudor family. The half timbering was originally functional as it held the upper part of the house up, being post and beam construction, but in the Tudor boom from the 1890s to the 1930s, it was all style, along with the tall fireplace chimneys, peaked roofs and the Tudor arch, which was also called a ‘four pole centered arch.’ The style built here from the 1890s is actually known as Tudor Revival, and there are several variants of that description, like the brick Tudor in the photo to the left, not to mention that the Tudor ‘style’ was carried through in all price ranges of homes.
It’s a little known fact that the Tudor name and style were so ‘upper class’ and desirable by the public, that Ford, in a soft play on words, chose the name ‘Tudor’ for their best selling two door sedan, from 1927 to 1956. One of my high school buddies had a 1929 Model ‘A’ Ford Tudor sedan hot rod with a Buick V8 that we cruised around in! Denver has a wonderful selection of these cool old homes available for sale.
NOTE: The Tudor style is so popular that there is second Tudor home search below, as there are many beautiful Tudor homes built since 1940. What an enduring classic style!