In the same neighborhood of South Salem as the tree and farmhouse I showed yesterday, I stopped several times to appreciate small architectural touches owners incorporated into otherwise ordinary buildings.
I liked the rich, dark paint job and the colorful sun within an arch engraved "Elmwood" (the name of the road) in the gable of this building. I imagine it is a studio of some kind.
Someone took the time and bore the expense at this simple farmhouse to decorate the gable and space between the front windows with semi-circular shingles.
This is a simple, well-maintained house with stained shingles (not especially common here). Hanging a huge American flag over an entrance is becoming increasingly common. I don't know why.
Same idea, but in paint instead of cloth, and a heart substitutes for the field of stars.
I would like to see more of this big Craftsman-style house, but it is set back from the road, hidden behind a stone wall and unruly bushes that I peeked through, and obscured by inartfully planted trees.