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Old 03-28-2020, 12:29 AM
 
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Hey y’all, we purchased one of those houses in Bedford with that 70s-style brick and decorative paneled houses that have that Tudor/cottage/wooden design. Is there a name for that style, and is there a specific history or reason as to why I’ve only really seen them in this area? Was it a particular architect?
I love the look because it gives me a very California suburb/Spielberg vibe.
But I haven’t seen this look anywhere else in DFW (not that they don’t exist elsewhere), and they’re sporadically placed.
If anyone knows anything about it, Thanks!
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Old 03-28-2020, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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Drive through any older custom neighborhoods in Plano, Carrollton, Arlington, Hurst, Irving, Richardson, North Dallas, etc. and you will find tons of homes like yours. When we bought our first house in TX back in 1978, the realtor called it “Texas Rambler” but I don’t know what that style was really called.
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Old 03-28-2020, 12:28 PM
 
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I think "tudor-influenced rancher" is probably as accurate as anything else. Those houses were not likely designed by architects. They were most likely builder houses, and like now, builders in the 70s and 80s weren't typically using architects when building out subdivisions. That's not a bad thing, though. I actually like those houses a lot, too. I used to live in Hurst, and I'd ride my bike through a lot of neighborhoods in Bedford with those houses. I thought they were great.
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Old 03-29-2020, 09:05 PM
 
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Drive through any older custom neighborhoods in Plano, Carrollton, Arlington, Hurst, Irving, Richardson, North Dallas, etc. and you will find tons of homes like yours. When we bought our first house in TX back in 1978, the realtor called it “Texas Rambler” but I don’t know what that style was really called.
I had a home in Farmers Branch before, and was familiar with North Dallas. Not until we came over here did we see any of this style. Most of DFW has ranches, with all different kinds of little touches.
I was just curious if the wooden decorations that are similar to Tudors was due to any particular 70s architect or if it had a name. I’ve literally only seen a brick ranch, or a Tudor. Never a combo lol.
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Old 03-30-2020, 04:41 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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I grew up in a Fox & Jacobs neighborhood in Mesquite, and there were a few of those in our neighborhood. That “Tudor look” was one of the exterior options buyers could choose for their home.
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