Picturesque 1930s Tudor Revival

A picturesque 1930s Tudor Revival cottage with matching garage!

The Tudor Revival style looked toward the England of Queen Elizabeth I for inspiration in houses that tended toward elements of asymmetry in form. These ranged from “storybook” cottages to grand mansions, with the former a popular option in mail-order kit house catalogs in the early twentieth century. This wonderful example is in Bangor, Maine.

It closely resembles the popular Sears “Lynnhaven” kit house or its masonry cousin the “Belmont” but has minor differences. While The brick “Belmont” looked like this house in massing and plan, the wood-framed “Lynnhaven” was a mirror image of the design.

This isn’t a Sears house but may be a kit from a competing company or a locally-built house. In addition to kit houses, many house plan books had versions of this design. Blueprints could be purchased from the publisher. While houses of this design are not uncommon, matching garages are!

Tudor Revival is one of 25 styles described and illustrated with multiple examples in Chapter 2 of “Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners.”

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