This weekend I wandered around the West Hills of Portland, Oregon and like a tourist in my own town, took pictures of family homes in Portland's highest tax bracket.
I was struck by the sheer number of white homes with black shutters in the neighborhood. A majority of these homes are marked with Colonial Revival traits.
A Colonial Revival home is characterized by symmetry, crown pediments, columned porches, paired chimneys, a front door flanked by narrow windows and topped by a fanlight window.
A white house exterior accented with black shutters feels a bit like Leave It To Beaver, and while I have never actually seen that 50s television show, to me that simply means classic American charm.
What type of house is synonymous with classic American charm in your opinion?