An architectural style that encapsulates elements and qualities of medieval England, Tudor Revival homes have an ever-enchanting aura—like something straight out of a fairytale. According to HGTV, the distinctive style became popular in the United States during the first half of the 20th century, bringing romance and countryside charm to countless neighborhoods throughout the country.
Interested in taking a Tudor tour? Here’s a roundup of four incredible Tudor Revival properties all built in the 1920s, epitomizing the impeccable qualities of their time.
27 Archer Road—Harrison, N.Y.
Built in 1931, this magnificent Tudor in Harrison, N.Y., resides on over an acre of land, boasting exceptional curb appeal and lush lawns. The five-bedroom home has been expanded and renovated to meet today’s luxuries and conveniences while maintaining several features of its past. “This house has been beautifully renovated, yet keeps all the character of the original classic Tudor, from its clay roof and stone and stucco exterior to the solid plaster walls, peaked arched interior doorways and more,” explains Rye agent Christy Murphy, who represents the listing. “The residence was built to last. The current owners have upgraded all the systems and have added a generator as well.” To top it off, Murphy goes on to describe the home’s grounds as gorgeous, its setting “by far the most beautiful spot in Harrison’s desirable Sterling Ridge neighborhood.”
165 Litchfield Road—Norfolk, Conn.
This historic Tudor home was built by renowned local architect Alfredo Taylor, the designer behind over 30 buildings in Norfolk, Conn. The residence, which was constructed in 1903, making it one of the first stately vacation homes built for wealthy New Yorkers in the area, was inspired by medieval England and Taylor’s love of Italian architecture. Rising three stories with tall gables and bands of windows, trademark features common to this style of home, the 7,405 square-foot residence enjoys views to the north and west over the property’s ten acres of rolling, landscaped lawns and perennial gardens. The main home features carefully thought-out updates, with features including five fireplaces, a kitchen complete with top-notch appliances, a wet bar and butler’s pantry, a library, living room, music room, formal dining room, two conservatories and more.
274 Pondfield Road—Bronxville, N.Y.
Located in the village of Bronxville, N.Y., rests a lovely Tudor residence constructed by award-winning architect Lewis Bowman in 1928. The estate, which is said to be one of Bowman’s favorite homes out of the 28 he designed throughout Bronxville, remains in top-notch condition due to the fine craftsmanship achieved by the architect’s preeminent expertise. A half-timbered style, which entails a mixture of wood framing and stone, as well as five chimneys grace the residence’s exterior with a distinct Tudor design. “ Many consider 274 Pondfield to be one of Bowman’s best examples of Tudor Revival,” comments Bronxville agent William Dowling, who co-represents the property with Bronxville agent Kathleen Collins. The home’s distinguishing interior feature is its great room, which boasts a 16-foot ceiling and carved stone fireplace, designed after a medieval great hall.
12 Knollwood Drive—Larchmont, N.Y.
This updated 1928 Tudor contains a center hall layout, and greets visitors with an impressive entry foyer and bright dining room. Continuing on, there is a fully equipped kitchen that opens to a large, sun-filled family room and adjacent oversized living room. In this grand space ideal for entertaining, individuals can savor the welcoming warmth of the home by relaxing near the cozy wood-burning fireplace. There are also French doors that lead out to a covered slate terrace—the perfect place to unwind for a breath of fresh air. In total, the residence boasts four bedrooms and three and a half baths, with a vaulted master bedroom that features two walk-in closets and an en-suite bathroom.