Westlake was one of the first pre-planned communities erected post-war. Located just south of San Francisco in Daly City, this community is something of a time capsule. San Francisco photographer, Todd Lappin, has an impressive flickr stream featuring a variety of the the houses.
"America's Most Perfect Ticky-Tacky Suburb" was even the subject of Malvina Reynolds' song "Little Boxes."
These houses are colorful little gems. While their architecture may be similar [or the same] as their neighbors', they each have a distinctive personality which is reflected through a unique color palette. The same can not be said for the character-less compounds constructed by modern homebuilders where HOA's restrict homeowners from any type of expression.
Check out Todd's blog for more information on this quirky suburb.