What do the houses in an "affluent" American suburb — in this case, near Albany, NY — look like? Here are some examples. The second two are very grand, aren't they?
Here's a picture of a house out in the country in upstate New York, north of Albany. I think it is very austere and puritan in appearance.
And here is a suburban Albany house where the homeowners are expressing their political opinions.
Finally, a sign I noticed in a window in downtown Albany.