June 8, 2020

The Trouble with Tudors

Featured in Midwest Home Magazine’s May/Jun issue, by Camille LeFevre

In the early 20th century, when South Minneapolis and the first-ring suburbs were being developed, the English Tudor home was a popular style for builders and homeowners. The stucco exteriors with accent stones, narrow mullioned windows, and gable roofs mimicked country residences built during the Tudor era. Today, American Tudor Revivals (as they’re commonly called) pose numerous challenges to 21st-century homeowners, who lead significantly different lifestyles than their predecessors in 1920s Minneapolis (or medieval England, for that matter).


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