One of the nicest things about the area I live is the little details. A lot of the original houses around here are over 100 years old. People took much more care back then, adding little touches of beauty where they could. Much better than the lego townhouses that seem to be all the rage now.
I particularly like curling window bars, if you feel the need to have them. To me it says (in poshest British accent): We really don't want you to break into our house, darlink.