You think the standard beige stucco, mass produced casement windows and $1 lighting looks great on a heritage rebuild? Use a wood composite siding if need be and traditional sash windows instead the modern casements. It's like those $1.5 plus million dollar McMansions sprouting up everywhere with a stone or brick front facade and stucco on all the other sides. Quantity over quality.
Dunno why you're all complaining, isn't the rear going to be hidden away by future townhouses anyways?