Characteristics of Tudor Architecture

Tudor-style architecture, which can be seen in some housing developments near Calgary, is a popular design motif among aspiring homeowners, and is one of several styles professional home builders specialize in. Tudor architecture originated in England in the 1500s, during the Tudor Dynasty. Below are the inherent characteristics of this architecture.

One of the most distinctive features of Tudor architecture is the stark black and white effect (which reminds one of Shakespearean-era houses) due to the exposed wooden frames. In England, the town of Lavenham in Suffolk, for example, is littered with Tudor-style houses. Continue reading