Yesterday, Preservation in Pink posted one of her “Preservation Pop Quiz” posts that featured some very decorative 3D brickwork. (If you know anything about 3D brickwork, you might want to pop over there and help us all out – we’re having a hard time identifying the term used to describe making 3D cornice work with bricks.)
While musing about how I would describe that brickwork, I realized it reminded me of the 3D brickwork often seen on Tudor chimneys. The Tudor architectural style was a type of medieval architecture occurring during the Tudor period in England (late 1400’s to right around 1600).
Most of us have some image we conjure up when we hear “Tudor style”, and for me it is definitely the gorgeous Tudor chimneys. They really are marvels of human imagination, design, and engineering. I fell in love with them when I first saw them, and even though my dream house is an Arts & Crafts bungalow – I want a Tudor chimney.
Tudor chimneys on an Arts & Crafts bungalow…. I’m not sure I could convince my husband to give it a try.