Start Updating a tudor facade

Updating a tudor facade

They are wide-spaced with stucco or masonry between the timbers.

Half-timbered refers to the timber structure staying exposed to the exterior and being filled, creating a “false” idea of what the structure is really made from.

Whether stone, stucco or wood this feature is taken from medieval European homes that featured this iconic style.

Removing the cross gables, painting them the same color as the exterior, or refacing them deflects from the Tudor feel.

Original Tudor homes were roofed with slate and some had dormer windows within the gable. Instead, use barrel tiling or shingles in a rust tone to move away from Tudor and into a Mediterranean or chalet-style.

Repaint or replace the doors, choosing a light color.

If an arch is above the door, fill it with glass to let light into the hallway.

It was kind of a hodgepodge of styles, windows, and doors with no clear entry.

So the homeowners hired residential designer Leigha Heydt to give it some curb appeal with a front porch and shingled-cottage style.

You can work around the identifying elements of the exterior to render the house a different style, or simply update the current look by using modern construction methods and components.

The obvious identifying elements of a Tudor home are the vertical slats of wood projecting downward from a gable roof.

Use can imitate this style by using timber or exposed structure on the façade of your home to recreate the look.