An Atlanta, Georgia bad mansard sent by Richard S. Study it a bit. Can you see it? It's a little hard to see. In this bulky study of gray, brown and green is a tiny splash of blue and red. It's a kid's swing hanging from the tree. Swings say a lot about a neighborhood. If they're hanging from a tree that means you live in a neighborhood with trees mature enough to handle a swing. And everyone knows* big trees are awesome.
I don't find this mansard to be quite so bad. The lot is nice and roomy. The window proportion is pleasing and the trees soften everything. I almost wouldn't mind standing the front yard and pushing a small child in the swing.