I live in an old neighborhood and most of the homes are red brick, built in the 40's and 50's. My house and a few others are built with local natural Pennsylvania field stone and were also built in the 50's. Tree lined, narrow streets and a lot of grassy areas compliment the way the hood was laid out.
It doesn't look like the houses grew out of the ground but they look like very natural looking parasites. Luckily, we don't have any newer, plastic and aluminum homes in the area, they just wouldn't fit.