The best way to learn about historic houses is to look at them closely, and the most fun way to look at them closely is to do a puzzle showing a wonderful historic house! So, we made a unique and interesting collection of Historic House Puzzles for you to enjoy!
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 house is a late example, having been 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.”
Click on the dashed box at the top-right in the puzzle box below to open the puzzle to full screen. In the top left, you can change the number of pieces (100 pieces is the default), toggle piece rotation, and change the background color. Then hit “OK” and have fun!