I've been shooting a bit in black and white (as opposed to editing the photos later). It makes you look at things differently. For instance I've noticed a lot more homes with these 1940's lines.
The defining lines on the top caught my eye, but the round windows, glass blocks, and curved stairs all add up to a really streamlined look.
There are several different shaped top-lines, as I call them, around the neighborhood.
Another favorite of mine: