Admiring Artistic Exposed Brick Architecture Design Ideas 26
Admiring Artistic Exposed Brick Architecture Design Ideas 26

20+ Admiring Artistic Exposed Brick Architecture Design Ideas

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With Tudor Revivals, the name almost suggests that these houses were built in the 1500s during the Tudor Dynasty in England, but really they are early 20th century re-inventions of Medieval cottages and even palaces. In fact, they are also referred to as Medieval Revivals. Tudor Revival houses have decorative half-timbers exposed to give the appearance of a medieval house. They may even include a false thatched roof. Decorative woodwork and some brick-work can be found on the exterior walls. Tudor style homes may also have steeply pitched roofs, massive chimneys, prominent cross gables, and narrow windows with small panes.

Victorian Stick houses grew in popularity during the mid-19th century. Victorian Sticks can often be mistaken for Tudor Revivals, as they also have exposed timbers or “stickwork” and other details borrowed from medieval times. However, most Tudor Revival houses are sided with stucco, stone, or brick, while Victorian Stick style houses are usually made with wood. Victorian Stick homes tend to have a rectangular shape, steep gabled roofs, overhanging eves, and decorative braces and brackets.

Colonial Revival became a standard in the 19th and 20th centuries as Americans sought to express their patriotism and return to classic architectural styles. During that time, builders romanticized colonial architecture, designing rectangular brick homes that were 2 to 3 stories tall. The living areas are on the first floor and bedrooms are on the upper floors. Colonial Revival houses have a symmetrical fa├žade, brick or wood siding, simple detailing, a gabled roof, and dormers. Some may even have a temple-like entrance, with pillars or columns and porticos topped by pediments. The Colonial Revivals were so popular, homes of this style were still being built until the mid-1950’s.

California Bungalows, Craftsman Bungalows, and Chicago Bungalows were variations of affordable housing type that swept across the U.S. throughout much of the 20th century. Bungalow houses come in many styles, but most have simple box-like, horizontal shapes, are one and a half stories tall, have an efficient floor plan with living spaces on the ground floor, rooms connected by hallways, and a living room at the center. The kitchens also tend to have built-in cabinets, shelves, and seats.

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