From roughly the 1890s through the 1940s, America had a love affair with Tudor Revival-style houses. So much so that during the 1920s, about a quarter of all new residential builds across the country were Tudor-styled. These houses offer true craftsmanship and attention to detail, which is part of their appeal.
The Depression tanked new construction, so the Tudor went on the back burner. A decade later, when we needed to build a lot of houses fast for returning GIs, this labor- and material-intensive house was passed over for other styles.
Many still stand in North Texas neighborhoods. In this week’s Splurge vs. Steal, we’ve found two University Park Tudor Revival-style houses. Each offers quintessential elements of the style, from steeply pitched and asymmetrical rooflines to a hand-crafted look you just can’t fake. Which one is your favorite?