Originating in England in the 15th century, Tudor architecture is most easily recognized by the use of dark, vertical half timbers on the top portion of the home, typically combined with lighter-colored stucco. The bottom portion of the house commonly features brick or stone, giving the home a stately English cottage feel. Tudor-style front doors often showcase a dark, rich woodgrain finish with characteristics such as embossed panels, arch-top glass, or accessories such as speakeasys, hinge straps, or clavos. Tudor window styles may include features such as groupings of tall, narrow casement windows, double hung windows with Colonial grids, eyebrow shaped windows, or windows with decorative glass.
Tudor homes became popular in America in the early 1900s, marking a Tudor Revival period that began to fade during the Great Depression. Often referred to as “Stockbrokers Tudors,” Tudor style homes were commonly built in affluent suburban neighborhoods, and today they serve as an elegant reminder of days gone by.
Tudor homes typically share these common features.
When you’re looking for a door for your Tudor-style home, you want options that will enhance the charm and character of the home. ProVia offers these recommendations for Tudor-style front doors.
Tudor-style homes have a rich history and distinct look, and ProVia has window styles that will stay true to your home’s architecture while maximizing energy efficiency.
If you’re looking for glass options for your doors or windows that will enhance the unique characteristics of your Tudor home, we recommend the following styles:
Neutral earth tones are popular color options for Tudor homes, but the colors for doors and windows can be bold in comparison with other muted earth tones on the house.