Need help on exterior. Shutters/Metal Roof/Window trim/shakes?/board and batten?
I am designing and building a new home and I know what I want inside, but I need help on the outside. The design elements that are in style in my neighborhood/area are stone, cedar shake siding, board and batten siding, metal porch roofs, and generally just lots of different types of exterior material on each home. I have attached a blueprint drawing of my home and was hoping to get some feedback. My first question: is the large gable in the center part of the house even necessary or would the house look too plain without it? Another thing I am struggling with is if I should have white window trim in addition to the shutters. If so, do the shutters go on top of the window trim or should I just have trim on the top and bottom of the windows? Last couple questions - where should I put stone? vinyl cedar shakes? board/batten siding? Thanks in advance for any input.