Tudor Doll Houses
Tudor doll houses are the least common of dolls
houses but perhaps the most beautiful. A lot of work goes into
creating an authentic look in a Tudor dolls house with thick wooden
beams, rough white exteriors, tiled roofs and leaded windows.
More often than not a Tudor house will be made by a professional
under commission or from scratch by a collector.
"A Tudor doll house really does make a wonderful focal
point, they are so detailed and full of character you can't help
falling in love with them"
Changes in the architectural style during the Tudor period resulted
in buildings shrinking and becoming more intimate. The Tudors
focused on details in their homes and not on spaciousness. Windows
and doors were smaller, but more ornately decorated. The oriel
window emerged in the Tudor period, which was projected out from
the upper floor of the house and supported by a wall bracket from
Brick became a common building material and was
used inside and outside the house. Brick was however a luxury
and those who could not afford it used plaster infill resulting
in the typical black and white Tudor houses.
Merchants were competing for storefront space so
the ground floor would be limited and the upper floors would overhang
the lower to create more room. House designs became more balanced
and symmetrical and were often built around an inner courtyard.
The hall was the center of life but the winter parlor appeared
which was very much like the modern dining room and acted as a
A new feature of manor houses was the long gallery
running the length of the upper floor which was used for walks,
games and displaying art. The Tudor house would have few passages
and one room would open into the next.
Gardens were a vital feature of Tudor life and both
flower and herb gardens were popular.
To take a look at some Tudor doll house kits click Tudor