Appliances in Tudor Kitchen are Concealed to Blend in With Updated Cabinets
To update the outdated kitchen, designers added new cabinets that were more functional and modern, but still remained true to the historic home's Tudor design. They then concealed the kitchen's major appliances with wood panels that made them blend in with the cabinets, creating a seamless design that is modernized, but still nods to the home's past design.
Tudor Family Room Blends Old World and New World Style
The exposed beams and pale yellow wall color extends into the family room that rests just off the dining room, connected by an open archway. Leather sofas, wood furniture and an Oriental rug help to highlight the home's traditional style, while the space is lightened by the natural light that enters the space through the double windows.
A Tudor-style bedroom feels cloud-light with paneling painted gray and white and, in a fun, colorful twist, a yellow ceiling. The sunny color is brought down into the main room with accents such as the table lamp, bench fabric and even a bedside bouquet.
Black and White Traditional Bathroom with Teal Shower for a Pop of Color
The black and white bathroom in this Tudor home highlights the traditional style of the home's interior spaces. The black and white penny-round tile, wainscoting and white walls reflect that style; however, the teal tub in this sophisticated bathroom helps to liven the space, adding a pop of color and making the space more modern.
A row of round shrubs lines the concrete path in front of the home's well-manicured front yard. Sloping and steep rooflines are emphasized by a darker gray roof, creating an overall design rooted in Tudor style.
To update the exterior of this Tudor style home, designers removed the wood accents in favor of an all-stucco exterior. New windows were installed, the panes stained dark brown to complement the neutral color of the home's exterior walls and the dark roof.
Pavers in a quatrefoil design, repeated from this home’s Tudor-style architecture, is a focal point of the motor court. Reclaimed street pavers are used for the front drive, as well as, the back patio. The scale of the motor court was defined and softened with boxwood hedging and large lindens spaded in. The home in Glencoe, Ill., was an Association of Professional Landscape Designers 2015 Landscape Design Award winner.
Designs were nearly complete when the homeowners raised concerns about the existing below-grade garage. The driveway was so steep that they had never parked a car in it. They decided to fill the driveway, bury the existing garage and construct a new three-car garage to be built on a diagonal to the existing house. The angle creates a connecting space that becomes the laundry room and mudroom, providing access to the family room, garage and rear yard.
Continuing around the front, designers opted to remove the wood accents of this historic Tudor home in favor of an all-stucco exterior. To incorporate pieces of traditional flair, though, designers added decorative brick around the home's doorway and window arches to embrace the character of this historic home.
In a nod to the home's Tudor style, the renovated master bathroom includes iron sconces and rustic ceiling beams that are a surprisingly fun juxtaposition with the room's luxurious marble. The vanity is nestled inside a gentle arch, another softening touch to the space.