Our team likes this a lot. In fact, we would like to take it to the Historic Review Board and see if they will approve it. The architect locally who will do that would like the Google Sketch Up files, if you could send them to us at email@example.com.
At the current time I've reviewed most of these designs and think we'd like you to go forward with us, if you're available. There are 2-3 extras we would like but overall, we think the design with the slatted horizontal look is most appealing, not the swiss cheese or the treatment to the front and back brick. Are you free to sell us some of your time to refine this for the next steps. Please contact at my email above.
Innovative relief approach, may add maintenance costs.