Tudor Revival style Ivie Cottage in Bethlehem, NH.
Built in 1908 as a summer cottage for Mr. & Mrs. Alvin W. Ivie of Brooklyn, NY, the cottage was expanded with two story wings about 1913. Architectural historian Bryant F. Tolles, Jr., in his “Summer Cottages in the White Mountains: The Architecture of Leisure and Recreation, 1870-1930,: notes that the expansion diminished the prominence of the two round towers and muddied the stylistic identity of the house somewhat.
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 shows how elements of the Victorian era Queen Anne style were sometimes carried forward into the Tudor Revival, particular the towers and wrap-around porch.
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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