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May 29, 2011 12:27 AM CST
Name: Carol
Lincolnshire, UK
Hi Becky,

It looks a good house, and of course you can do the inside in a later style than the outside. That's what happens with real houses after all.

The publisher http://www.gmcbooks.com and the same author have books on other periods too. The Georgian book is excellent value, and that's a great period if you like elegant furniture and clothes. Victorian is a very popular age, and their interiors are usually fairly cluttered so you can pack loads in! You can also include basic plumbing too, whereas in Tudor times it was an outside privy, a seat over a hole in the floor of an out jutting bay or a 'Night Stool' which the servants had to empty and of course buckets and jugs brought from the well for actual water.
Even in Victorian times only the well to do had indoor plumbing and in the country even later than that! My grandparents moved in the late 1920s to a house with an indoor bathroom upstairs, but even then the toilet was in a lean to, accessed from a porch outside the main back door of the house, not in the bathroom, and that was a brand new house!

Going back to the original question, the style of your house could easily be 'Mock Tudor', that was very popular in the late Victorian and Edwardian Period and would leave you a great deal of flexibility as you could use some really Tudor pieces and some much later ones as well.
Carol

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