Sunday, November 18, 2012

Fairy Tale House


This beautiful home is said to be of the Tudor style, which was prominent between 1890 and 1940.  According to Realtor.com, the Tudor style takes its name from England in the 1500's, but is more reminiscent of medieval times.  In America, large homes of the Tudor style were often built by the wealthy, to evoke images of old money and rich heritage.  The website says that around 1920, a more modest version of the style began to pop up, as a variation of the popular Craftsman Bungalow.  This 1930 beauty seems to fit right in.

So, all that technical description is very informative, but every time I see this house, it just makes me think of a fairy tale.  (And all that technical stuff kind of explains why!)  The house sold not too long ago.  I wonder who lives there?  Maybe someone with a home-based business, like a little shoemaker, or a pretty girl and seven tiny miners...



10 comments:

  1. It takes those very tidy lawns and hedges from England too, it seems! It's a perfect little fairy tale house - and even looks livable, to boot!

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    1. I completely love the English feel of these houses. :)

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  2. "Tudor Revival" homes were a popular style in our area during that period. Ours is one. It even has the exterior cross-beams, or whatever you call them. We have two or three such houses on our block, all built in the 1920's.

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    1. Good to know it's Tudor Revival. So cool that you live in one! I think they look magical and elegant. Looks like they were definitely popular. I've noticed a lot of them in East Pas, say, southwest of PHS.

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  3. it's a beautiful little house and so well taken care of!

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    1. Yes! and interestingly, it's not so very little. Probably around 2000 sf.

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  4. It makes me think of a fairy tale, too. It's a lovely home. I especially like the brick walkway.

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    1. I like that, too. The landscaping is perfect for the house.

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  5. Mrs. Claire (Klaire?) the 6th grade teacher at St. Rita in the '80s used to live here

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    1. Interesting to know. Do you know if she lived there for very long?

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