Our world is populated with lots and lots of signs. The messages are necessary or deemed necessary: exit signs, handicapped signs, street signs, billboards, brand names, house numbers…the list goes on and on. Likewise lines direct, contain, and divide. All are control devices and this property owner’s design judgement has given way to the micromanagers angst. Architects are great moderators. Had one been consulted here, the property lines would have ended at the cornice, allowing the less than perfect roof to inconspicuously rest in single color neutrality.