Where I come from, it is common for buildings such as a three-flat to have a high-quality facing brick on the facade, and a lower-quality structural brick on the sides. In a row of city houses, the side walls are close to and facing other buildings, so it it customary to use a cheaper brick.
Little did I know that the same economics apply to the garish McMansions of Mukilteo! Look at this Spanish sty:
No windows, no design elements, just sweet, sweet siding. Clearly, these people have a great deal of money and taste.
Here's another one nearby. Could this be a new, emergent school of architecture? Could barren Seattle have found culture at last?