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.
More Modern Additions Blend Into Updated Kitchen to Keep it True to the Integrity of This Historic Home
In this Tudor kitchen, designers aded aspects that would modernize the space, while make sure the new design kept true to the integrity of the historic Tudor home. The walls are painted a light yellow color that makes the space bright, while the white cabinets and black soapstone countertops help to create a unique contrast. The upper cabinets are glass paneled, creating a more modern display case, while the lower cabinets are updated and have plenty of room for storage. Wood panels cover the kitchen's major appliances to help them seamlessly blend in with the design and create a sophisticated space full of all the modern comforts with plenty of traditional charm.
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 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.
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.
Modern Cabinets and Light Fixture Add Modernity to Traditional Bathroom
In this bright, inviting bathroom, designers added dark cabinets to provide some warmth in the space. These modern cabinets complement the traditional penny-round tile, but they also help update the space with a little modern flair. The mirror and light fixtures also help to modernize the space and blend with the neutral color palette to help keep the space light and open.
A gray concrete driveway and path lead to this stunning home exterior rooted in a Tudor-style design with inspiration from English country architecture. Placed above most windows and the front doorway, corbel-style fascias in cedar add definition to the light gray exterior. Well-manicured landscaping of shrubs and small trees ensures picture-perfect curb appeal.
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.
Dining Room in Tudor Home Blends Modern Colors with the Home's Traditional Style
A light, yellow color and the new, open concept floor plan helped to modernize the dining room of this historic home, but the exposed beams and traditional furniture in the space maintain the integrity of the home's Tudor design. This elegant blend is highlighted by the natural light that pours into the home from the large French doors at the back of the space.
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.