I have a good collection of houses that work well as a rural village but I wanted some more urban looking buildings so I got these JR Miniature pieces from Noble Knight.
These are all from the Italian collection. They also work for French I think, especially southern French. They would not look terribly out of place in northern Europe.
As I look at the colors they bring beach houses to mind though I think that impression is more the case when they are alone then when viewed together. This is a three story building possibly a small hotel or apartment building.
The silver gray color really works nicely for houses and makes the trim stand out.
Slant roof house "front"
Slant roof house "back"
I had mixed feelings about this one but on more consideration it may be my favorite of the group.
I have started building some bases to work with these houses. I am not sure what I will do with the center area. I feel like a fountain or stature should be there.
Some alternative basing I want to get some more of these too bad JR miniatures buildings are already getting scarce.