Tudor House Plans & English Cottage Style Home Plans
A Tudor home plans defining characteristics are half-timbering on bay windows and upper floors, and facades that are dominated by one or more sharply pitched cross gables. Decorative brick or stonewalls are common, as are curved doorways, multi-paned casement windows, and large stone chimneys. A subtype of the Tudor Revival style home floor plan is the English Tudor, or Cotswold Cottage style home plan which has a cozy comfortable cottage feel, unlike the traditional Revival that is larger and more stately. With a pitched roof and a very big chimney at the front, a Cotswold Cottage may remind you of a charming storybook house.
This home style suggests that these houses emulate early 16th century English architecture. However, building techniques from an earlier time inspired a large amount of these homes. Some houses mimic modest Medieval country cottages – Some might even include a artificial hay thatched roof. Other homes make use of ideas from period Medieval castles. Some include overlapping gables, parapets, and beautifully decorative brick or stonework. Many of these historic details merge with Victorian or Craftsman embellishments.
Often times these homes are part of the luxury collection, since their square footage exceeds 3500 square feet. However, the English & French house design is smaller and can be found among our cottages.
The Tudor home generally has many of these features:
- Steeply pitched gable ends
- Large leaded glass windows
- Stone mullions
- Stone, stucco or some sort of masonry exterior finish
- Most offer volume foyer entries
- Volume ceilings