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Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty | Know Your Architecture: Tudor

The Tudor-style home at 4112 Inwood Road is priced $485,000.
The Tudor-style home at 4112 Inwood Road is priced $485,000.

Tudor architecture has a past with twists and turns.

The style is the final evolution of medieval architecture in England, during the Tudor period from 1485 to 1603, which includes the reigns of Henry VII, Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. In the U.S., a medley of Tudor-era styles, everything from folk cottages to early Renaissance palaces, was combined in a building heyday that lasted from the 1890s to 1940s, especially in affluent suburbs. The materials used for Tudor-style homes were expensive, solid masonry, slate for roofs, brick and stucco for walls, decorative stone, which made the 1920s a high point. The style was sometimes called Stockbroker Tudor, because the homes’ financially successful owners had made their wealth in the booming 20s stock market.

Tudor’s design cues are highly distinctive: brick and/or stucco walls; a façade dominated by one or more front-facing gables; a steeply pitched roof that is usually side-gabled and has eaves that may plunge almost to the ground; massive chimneys often topped with decorative chimney pots; tall and narrow multi-paned windows often in multiple groups; and decorative half-timbering, the signature characteristic.

The home at 4112 Inwood Road in Fort Worth’s Overton Park is an elegant example of Tudor-style architecture. At more than 2,600 square feet, it offers four bedrooms and recent updates, including custom hardwood floors, LED lighting, custom closet systems in the master bedroom and utility room, and professionally designed landscaping. The private backyard, seen from the many windows across the back of the home, includes lighted trees.

The home at 4112 Inwood Road is represented by Mike Garza and Stephanie Garza and priced $485,000.

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