tudor admiration

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you all know of my love of architecture.  i love all types of structures. i have volumes devoted to the building and decor, but if really pressed for a favorite besides - the chalet - it would be the english or gothic tudor.

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the home of my youth was built in 1926. i met my husband at my infamous house party and he popped the question 3 months later in front of the fireplace. to say i have strong feelings about this house would be an understatement! this image is from the 1950's showing the original Gothic triple porch columns and the garage doors. golly i 🖤 this house.

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i feel blessed to live in an area that has developed over a period of time. we have diverse architecture - there are colonials, stick style, queen annes, craftsman, shingle style, victorians, cape cods, ranches and tudors. the homes in my neighborhood date from the late 1800's to the 1950's. notably the construction for tudors is centered between 1890-1940 in the states.

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i've posted pictures of the amazing Halloween decorations the current owners display on IG. in case you missed it...

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i began really taking a look around during my walks and drives and here is just a spinet of the magnificent homes i found.

 

 

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i could gawk at these beauties all day.

 

 

 

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brick or stucco - covered in moss... it doesn't matter - they are all stunners to me!

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i love history and architecture here are two volumes from my collection.

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there's an amazing Instagram community that allows everyone to pursue their passions. i follow some exceptional feeds devoted to architecture. here are a handful of them.

if you aren't following you should be!

@andybatch1, @archi_ologie, @brickstory, @circa houses, @dayton_architecture, @housestories_. @thefrontdoorproject @historic.homes,  @jerkinhead , @northshorehome, @oldhouselove.

this beauty belongs to @ourtudorrevival. Laura has been rehabbing this beauty one room at a time.

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Meadowbrook Hall is an exceptional example of tudor revival architecture. (image @chrisbdom)

more amazing homes from the @chrisbdom IG feed. chris includes all different  architecture with exquisite images. (many thanks for allowing me to repost!)

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Tudor design: characterized by pitched gable roofs, elaborate masonry chimneys, embellished doorways, groupings of windows and decorative half-timbering, exposed wood framework with the spaces filled with masonry or stucco.

 

 

 

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can you image the stories this crooked old place could tell !?!

 

 

 

what architecture are you drawn to? please leave a comment and tell us why you love it -

til next time.

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