Tudor Home STyle

The Tudor Home


Tudor style homes are based loosely on early English building traditions and emerged in the United States around 1890. The most distinctive features include exposed timbers interspersed with stucco. Details were often borrowed from Renaissance, Prairie and Craftsman styles.
essential elements

Essential Style Elements

Tudor homes feature steeply pitched roofs with single or multiple front gables. Exteriors include decorative half timbering with stucco or brick infill, and combinations of stucco, wood, brick and/or stone. Additional details include asymmetrical door and window compositions with bay windows, recessed entries and large, elaborate chimneys.
Tudor Quintessential Windows

Quintessential Windows

Although the Tudor style uses a number of window types, the most common is a casement window, often with multiple windows mulled together. Transom windows are also typical, as are bay windows projecting from the first or second story.
Tudor Quintessential Doors

Quintessential Doors

For the main entry, a plank with a half-round archtop and a small panel of glass is common. An auxiliary door that had a utilitarian function was often a plank construction type of door. For doors leading to a garden, glass panels were often used.
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Colors & Finishes

Window colors are deep, warm and dark. The window's frame, sash and trim are usually one color - typically a dark brown or a reddish-brown - and the wall material is white or beige stucco. However, the wall material does not need to contrast with the windows themselves and can be of similar color value.
Tudor Colors

Exterior Color Palette

  • terratone
    Terratone
  • forest green
    Forest Green
  • cocoa bean
    Cocoa Bean
  • red rock
    Red Rock
  • black
    Black

Interior Wood Species

  • Pine
    Pine
  • Oak
    Oak

Interior Stain Colors

  • Honey
    Honey
  • Russet
    Russet

Hardware Styles

Tudor window hardware is simple and functional. Integral hardware elements include sash lifts and locks. A distressed bronze finish is most authentic for the style.

A-Series Double-Hung Lock and Keeper

Double-Hung Hardware

Lock and Keeper in Oil Rubbed Bronze finish

Traditional Lifts

Double-Hung Hardware

Hand Lift, Bar Lift and Finger Lifts in Oil Rubbed Bronze



Casement Windows Traditional Hardware

Casement Window

Traditional Folding Hardware in Distressed Bronze finish

Encino

Encino® Door Hardware

Encino® hardware is an ideal complement for Tudor style homes. Made of solid, forged brass for a substantial Tudor style look and feel, it features a simple, clean design and is available in a deep, distressed bronze finish that is historically accurate. A distressed nickel finish is also available.
Yuma

Yuma® Door Hardware

Yuma® hardware is an ideal complement for Tudor style homes. Made of solid, forged brass for a substantial Tudor style look and feel, it features a simple, clean design and is available in a deep, distressed bronze finish that is historically accurate. A distressed nickel finish is also available.

Hardware Finishes

  • Andersen Windows Hardware Finishes Black
    Black
  • Andersen Windows Hardware Finishes Distressed Bronze
    Distressed Bronze
  • Andersen Windows Hardware Finishes Distressed Nickel
    Distressed Nickel
  • Andersen Windows Hardware Finishes Oil Rubbed Bronze
    Oil Rubbed Bronze

Grille Patterns

Diamond patterns with metal caming are the traditional choice for Tudor style casement windows, although square patterns are occasionally selected. For double-hung windows, rectangular patterns are preferred and may be made of wood. A combination of diamond and rectangular patterns may be used in the same house.
Casement Diamond Grille Pattern

Diamond

Double-Hung Colonial Grille Pattern

Colonial

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Design Your Own Tudor Window Or Door

Start with a pre-designed window or door within our design tool, then make your own adjustments to end up with the perfect design you're looking for.
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Casement Window (Interior)

Casement window in Oak with Russet finish. Traditional folding hardware in Distressed Bronze finish. Diamond grille pattern.
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Casement Window (Exterior)

Casement window in Cocoa Bean with 2" brick mould exterior trim in Cocoa Bean. Diamond grille pattern.
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Hinged Patio Door (Exterior)

Hinged Patio Door in Cocoa Bean with 2" brick mould exterior trim in Cocoa Bean. Yuma® hardware in Distressed Bronze.
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More On This Home Style

Pattern books from the Andersen Style Library present quintessential details of the most popular American architectural styles, with an emphasis on window and door design. The result of years of research, they exist to make it easier to create homes with architectural authenticity.

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Tudor Home Style Pattern Book