A sweet Tudor Revival style carriage house converted to a residence.
Tudor Revival was a popular romantic style for homes in the early 20th century, from small “storybook” kit-house cottages to the grand mansions that led the style to be nicknamed “Stockbroker Tudor.” These wonderful houses survive in all sizes from Maine to California.
This example is located in Bangor, ME and appears to have been built as a carriage house or garage for the neighboring Tudor Revival mansion. The only exterior changes made to convert it to residential use was to infill the original large door opening with a pedestrian door and sidelights. Adaptive reuse is an important aspect of the historic preservation field and can be a great way to keep a building alive by using it for a new purpose while retaining its character-defining features.
Tudor Revival is one of 25 historic architectural styles described and illustrated in Chapter 2 of “Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners.” Understanding the style, or styles, of a house will help you identify which features are character-defining so you can prioritize their preservation.
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