The Tudor Revival House Style (often called a Mock Tudor or Tudorbethan when describing 20th century American homes) was very popular in the early 1900’s up to the great depression. In the 1920s and 1930s, the Tudor Revival style was second only to the Colonial style in residential popularity. They continue to be built, but are usually too expensive to build at any scale but on estate-size homes.
These homes are easily identified by their distinctive features: complicated and steeply pitched roof-lines with front-facing cross gables; decorative (non-structural) half-timbering upper stories often infilled with herringbone brickwork, blocks, or stucco; patterned stonework or brickwork on the lower story with decorative trusses at the gable ends; large, really prominent stone or brick chimneys often topped with elaborate sculpted plinths; tall but narrow multi-pane casement windows (older ones often have diamond-shaped panes); uneven dormers; and last, a rounded covered entry or porch with tall, rounded door. In my opinion, the one truly distinctive feature is when the roof line itself curves from peak to cornice to suggest a medieval cottage.
They can be found throughout Metrowest, and because of the various highly-decorative and memorable features of Tudor homes, they have always been very expensive to build, so all Tudors and especially the newer ones are only found in the highest price range of their respective communities. The older homes are found mostly in Newton and Brookline. Newer homes are found throughout metrowest. They sell very well and appreciate directly with the market and are considered a good investment as long as you maintain them.