What not to build
Even if your neighborhood insists on McMansions, they could adhere to high aesthetical standards. Regrettably they often don't. But sometimes it is hard to figure out just WHY they look akward. A terrific book called What Not to Build explains what's wrong, what's right and what could be better with newly built home exteriors. (Heaven only KNOWS what's going on inside!!)
This house is about 4 blocks away from ours. What do YOU notice?