Elizabethan, Tudor, Half-Timbered
This is another of the many Revival Style houses of the early 20th century. Half-timbering was characteristic of buildings in Medieval Europe (5th -14th centuries) when beams held up buildings and the spaces between the beams were filled with sticks and plaster or bricks.
In the U.S. however, half-timbering is only a decorative --albeit distinctive-- covering of frame construction. Yet these were usually very expensive house with massive sculptured chimneys with chimney pots, reddish bricks and stucco, complicated peaked roofs, and small leaded glass windows.
Most Elizabethan, Half-Timbered, or Tudor Revival houses have these
steep gabled roofs
half-timbering and stucco
small leaded glass windows
Created by Jason Coleman, 9 June 1997; last revised 5 June 2002.