Wednesday, July 6, 2011

On The Market--A Trove of Tudor Treasures

While browsing real estate listings in Charleston, West Virginia today, I came across these delicious pieces of eye candy. I have an insatiable lust for Tudor style houses, so seeing these really made my heart skip a  beat. Unfortunately, their interiors were unremarkable, but the curb appeal (and the relatively low asking prices) more than make up for it.

This estate, complete with indoor pool, is available for under $700,000. Love the timberwork and the massing of the rooflines.

Is this one not perfection?? The details are spot-on. Check out the chimney, the leaded diamond paned windows, and the patterned brick and timber gable. Swoon!

The parapet walls, the diamond paned windows, and the cast stone accents make for a restrained but very handsome facade.

The symmetrical arrangement here is somewhat unusual for a Tudor, but the massing, swooping rooflines on the one story wings, and beautiful entrance canopy make this one remarkable. The light colored paint doesn't do much for me, but that's an easy fix.

Multiple roof layers, nicely articulated chimney, and restrained use of materials make this one a classic. Would have loved to see it up close!

So which one is your favorite? Are you a fan of Tudor style houses, or did the bad examples that littered suburbia during the 1970's leave a bad taste in your mouth?

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