Bellerive Acres

I finally got around to visiting the subdivision of Bellerive Acres, which like many North County municipalities, is one in the same. I was blown away by the beauty of the Tudor Revival architecture.

While there were other architectural styles represented in the community, I thought the revival style that harkens back to the reigns of King Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, an interesting period in English history where architecture was still Gothic in character yet feeling the inspiration of the Italian Renaissance, stands out from the rest.

Half timber construction, which we also see in German architecture where it is known as Fachwerk, is a sure sign of the Tudor Revival.

Irregular, rustic stonework and asymmetrical massing with prominent chimneys are also a component.

Stuccowork in between the timberwork in the eaves appear in the house below. Look at that chimney!

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