I used to live in a Parkside house with an addition, a nice addition that was set back from the street and mirrored the style of the original house. Since then I have become involved in the construction business, and watch an occasional airing of the Board of Appeals.
As a result I am very interested in third story additions throughout the neighborhood, the good, the bad, and the ugly.
This is one of my all-time favorites:
It's a box on top of house. A shingled box. Not only is it not set back from the street, it is on the front of the building, there appears to be room in the back for it.
It really stands out among its neighbors:
Just two doors down there is a much more more subtle addition: