my brother bought a run-down Tudor mansion
My brother just bought an incredible house (in a semi-blighted urban area).
It's a big Tudor, in pristine but neglected condition. Extensive original woodwork and stained glass are intact and untouched. The bathrooms are original and in working condition. There's even a conservatory room with a fountain in it!
The exterior is crumbling and the interior is filthy, but it is an amazing survivor and he'll be a good steward.
He was told it dates from 1880 but I think it's a Tudor Revival, which would make it slightly newer. So far the local historical society hasn't returned my call, I'm hoping to dig through their files for more information.
It's an old-house-lover's dream come true. Working transom lights... little tiny keys for the doors... leaded glass... beautiful tilework...