The Fallbrook Tudor style is based on early twentieth-century interpretations of English architecture by American architects and builders. Inspiration for this style comes from medieval English cottages, manor houses and rural village vernacular cottages. Most houses in this style emphasize high-pitched, gabled roofs and elaborated chimneys of Medieval origin, but decorative detailing may draw from other traditions as well. The American version is normally a house with simple volumes, front-facing gables, and “oldworld” charm.
Chimneys are often significant elements in the massing of the house. These massive chimneys may be finished in brick or plaster. They feature simple detailing and chimney pots.
Front-facade porches are generally either small entry porches or are absent entirely. Side porches are frequent.