Tudors aren’t everyone’s cup of tea.
For starters, at least in the Twin Cities, many Tudors date to the 1920’s and 1930’s.
Translation: even if they’re in magnificent condition . . . they’re old.
Such Tudors often have formal (vs. open concept) floor plans typical of that era, and — unless their original hot water heat system (boiler) has been converted to forced air — either may not have central air conditioning at all, or may use a system of “mini-split” a/c units that don’t require installing new ductwork.
Finally, Tudors often have some other features (like stucco exteriors, steeply pitched roofs and gables, dark(er) interiors, and older windows) that are turn-off’s for at least some Buyers.
Ahh, but to Tudor fans (I’m one), those are mere quibbles compared to the genre’s myriad charms.
That includes built-in buffets, hardwood floors, crown moldings, gorgeous millwork, and fireplaces — lots and lots of fireplaces.
And while it’s purely anecdotal, I can’t recall ever seeing a poorly-built Tudor.
Bottom line: for homeowners who want a sturdy, timeless home with tons of character, Tudors are a terrific choice.
Just don’t expect to find them in the ‘burbs (with the exception of Edina’s Country Club and Morningside neighborhoods locally).
See also, “Tudor” vs. “Revival Tudor.”