Driving through neighborhoods in every city I visit has been something that I have done for fun for many years now.  I love looking at the different styles of homes, the landscaping of yards and even the choice of windows.  I figure it is a good way to get some good ideas for building my next home.

This past week while I was in Los Angeles visiting my brother, I took the time to look at some homes in his neighborhood.  I love the windows in Los Angeles as many of them look different than the ones back home.  My neighborhood back home suffers from a lack of variety when it comes to the style of the windows – in some respects, every home is just a copy of each other.

The real question is whether or not introducing some of the building styles found in Los Angeles back home would be a good idea or not.  While I might enjoy the fact that my home would be different, many communities would not allow you to have a design that conflicts with the other homes in that community.

Thankfully, I don’t have to make that decision today.  But at least I had a good time looking at homes in Los Angeles.