English Tudor Revival – Delaware, Ohio
This stunning home is located in the old college town of Delaware, Ohio on the best residential street in the historic area. Built in 1907, it is the only true English Revival home in the town. It has elements of both the English Tudor and Arts & Crafts movements built into its complex facades. With many materials to consider; bricks, shingles, timbers and stucco surfaces – this type of home can easily be over colored.
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Let no color dominate
The final color scheme delineates each floor of the house while not letting any one particular element dominate. The top floors were kept close of the English traditional style with period appropriate soft brown siding and darker brown trim. The period carriage house was colored to match the first floor of the house.
Goal & Solution
With many materials to consider; bricks, shingles, timbers and stucco surfaces – this type of home can easily be over colored. The owners had a simple request …”we want the home to show off nicely, not scream at you … do want traffic jams in front as people slow down to view it.”
A mixture of late Victorian and early Craftsman colors were combined to produce unity without blandness. Period Olives,and tones of tan are framed by an English Brown to outline the building and give it definition.