This particular house has the rare advantage of a strip of lawn and fence. Most of the houses (including ours) have front steps that abut the sidewalk.
That doesn't mean there aren't roof details. The house above has a plain, wood cornice. But look up and notice the ones with more interesting woodwork or paint.
That's Montreal, more specifically Pointe St. Charles.
This house has the traditional tin roof. Dormer windows are extra.
A fancier roof has cedar shingles.
And of course, this is Quebec.
Next to the big old river, under the big old sky. Big old mountains on the other side.