The Cottage style of architecture is a unique style based on houses from the Cotswold region of southwestern England, and is sometimes called the storybook style. Homes are also sometimes referred to as Tudor cottages. The small, fanciful, and quaint Tudor Cottage is a popular subtype of the Tudor Revival house style. American architects, fascinated and inspired by medieval styles, began to create modern versions of the rustic homes. Compared with large Tudor-style country residences, modern English cottages were much smaller and more streamlined. The Tudor Cottage style became especially popular in the United States during the 1920’s and 1930’s.