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August 11, 2017

 

 

One of our recent project located in a down town of Skokie, IL 60077 was a traditional Tudor style house. Existing building was built 1932 in traditional Tudor style having a steeply unused attic space with  pitched roof, brick and stone components including original slate roof tiles. Our Company provided a full Design & Build Services. Gut rehab project included: Height Performance Mechanical solution , HRV system, zoned ductless cooling system,hydronic floor heating, private elevator, wall size sliding window /door manufactured in Poland, and much more.

 

Total construction area over 6,000 sq.ft.

architect of record: CH + Architects, Ltd.;

General Contractor TLC Development Corporation (2015 & 2016) 

 

 

 

 

What is Tudor architecture, Tudor style

 

You probably hear many people identify this asymmetrical style of architecture by one word—Tudor—but Tudor Revival may be more accurate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Example of front door in Tudor Style.

 Skokie, IL 60077 (courtesy of CHLEBEK Architects, Ltd.) Before Design & Construction (2014)

 

However, in the United States, this style of home first became popular during the late 19th century and the first half of the 20th century—then again in the late 20th century. These homes feature elements inspired by the medieval architecture of Tudor England in the early 16th century—thus, the term

 

 

Tudor Revival characterizing steeply pitched roofs most of the time covered by stone slate including decorative half timbering, embellished doorways, windows typically have multiple panes and often clustered together, large chimney with decorative chimney pots,   

 

 

 

 

 

 

When referring to the architectural style in the U.S., the term "Tudor" is historically imprecise. It refers not to typical buildings of Tudor England (early 16th century) but instead to a style popularized in the United States during the end of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century.

 

 

Furthermore, the style is more of a catchall term based loosely on a variety of elements from medieval English architecture, from humble cottages to stately manors.

 

It’s one of the most recognizable features of a Tudor home. Medieval homes in Europe featured walls in which the spaces between the supporting timbers were filled, leaving the structure exposed on the facade.