According to Virginia and Lee McAlester in A Field Guide to American Houses,
“The Neo-Tudor, like its pre-1940 Tudor predecessors, is characterized by dominant front-facing gables with steeply pitched roofs; these almost always have decorative half-timbered detailing in Neo-Tudor houses. Slender windows, frequently in groups of four or more and sometimes with diamond-shaped panes, are also common, as in pre-1940 Tudor houses. The earlier examples of the style are usually one-story Ranch house forms with Tudor detailing added. During the 1970s two-story adaptations became common. As in other Neoeclectic styles, the Neo-Tudor is a very free interpretation of traditional designs; unlike its Tudor antecedent, there is little attempt at precisely mimicking Medieval forms or detailing.”
As noted in “Architectural Movements of the Recent Past” by Alan Higgins, the defining features of the Neo-Tudor style are:
- Mixture of brick and stucco
- High pitched roof with multiple gables and/or hips
- Casement Windows
- Diamond Pane Glass
- Dominant front-facing gables
- Higgins, Alan. “Architectural Movements of the Recent Past,” PDF. http://alan-higgins.com/.
- McAlester, Virginia and Lee. A Field Guide to American Houses. New York: Knopf, 1991.