Tudor style home plans were most popular from 1890 – 1940 and modified versions became fashionable in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Tudor style houses emulate medieval building techniques. Among their most distinctive features are their half-timber and stucco accents. Additionally, Tudor style house plans often feature sharply pitched overlapping gables, parapets, patterned brick or stonework. A Tudor style home usually features a two-story floor plan, but one-story Tudor designs are not uncommon.