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Smart builders know that good curb appeal is essential to bring in buyers, and exterior style is one element that helps a design stand the test of time. Unfortunately, builders often shoot themselves in the foot by relying on "stock" siding accessories instead of exploring ways to add style to their exteriors. I decided to go out and actually survey my area for details that were attractive and easy to build. A few days touring some older local neighborhoods paid off in a collection of features that could be presented as a "cookbook" for prospective customers to pick from. "Style" doesn't mean cramming every possible do-dad on a single exterior like you see in so many modern housing developments. "Historically correct"