I've noticed that the word "bland" is rarely used in marketing new homes these days. My family lived on Alloway Street in the 1970's, and I'm amazed at how large the trees have grown since then. This is possibly the most beautiful neighborhood in the Fall in the whole city.
It is interesting to note that these houses are essentially widenend versions of the homes built in Colonial Hills in the 1950's. Take a home from Loveman Avenue, widen it by 12 feet and tack on a two-car garage and you're talking Worthington Estates. These homes were the pinnacle of home design in the mid 1960's. There were no "great rooms", just lots of conventional square rooms upstairs and down, and people were grateful to have them.