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This Week’s Historic House Puzzle! French Normandy Tudor Revival Variant.

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The French Normandy variant of the Tudor Revival style is derived from France’s Normandy region, where farm silos were often attached to houses. After World War I, a romanticized version of this traditional French farmhouse appeared as a variant of the popular Tudor Revival style known as “French Normandy.” It likely appealed to returning soldiers charmed by the French country houses they had seen while serving “over there.”

Typical Tudor Revival stone, stucco, or brick cladding is used for the variant, often with decorative half-timbering. The distinguishing feature of the French Normandy variant is a round stone tower topped by a conical roof – based on the traditional silos in France. This usually serves as the entrance to the home, as seen here. These houses were primarily built in the 1920’s and 30’s. This Waterville, Maine, house is a late example, built in 1948.

Tudor Revival (with its variants) 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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