Here are two elaborate dovecotes I saw on a couple of other storybook ranch homes in Encino.
Look how tall the dovecotes rise above the roof, especially in the top photo. Quite the decorative touch for a modest and attractive house!
Look also at the rafter tails extending past the eaves on the top house. Such a lovely touch and very typical of the storybook ranch design.
The sweet feature in the second house is the bank of diamond-pane windows. They are so inset and the panes so small that, if I’m not mistaken, the style leans toward Tudor. (Think Stratford-upon-Avon!)