Tudor House Plans have a lot of architectural features that evolved from medieval times when large buildings were built in a post-and-beam fashion. The spaces between the large framing members were then filled with plaster to close off the building from the outside. This technique provided a lot of architectural appeal to the home plans as half of the rough sawed framing members were visible from the outside.
These days most Tudor House Plans are not actually built in the post-and-beam fashion. The look, however, is achieved by fastening rough sawed lumber on the outside of the home plan to create the post-and-beam look. The space between them is then filled with plaster or stucco.
Other features of Tudor House Plans are complex and steep roof lines with various gables of alternating heights, dormers, and large sculpted brick chimneys. Because of the various features of Tudor home plans, they are generally expensive to build. Steep roof pitches and complex roof systems make the home plan quite time consuming to frame and more complex to shingle; not to mention the cost of building several sculpted chimneys, the stucco, wood trim, and brick wainscoting.