Why are Full Cornice Returns (AKA Mutton Chops) disliked here?
I'm making final decisions on the exterior of my new house and am wondering why so many posts here show a dislike for full cornice returns (mockingly called mutton chops or pork chop returns). Is it the returns that are disliked, in general or is it that they are misused on the wrong architectural styles? I'm going to have a gable on the front of my house and a small gable on the front porch, am going for a French Country look (house will be mostly creamy stone), and not sure how I should do the porch and gables. Are full returns 'wrong' for a French country/European/English cottage look? I don't really have a strong opinion on full cornice returns, but noticed many posts with a strong dislike of them.
The article below, says full returns are 'historically and accurately accurate' but isn't clear what period these go with.
Later I will post the prints for my front exterior.
Thanks for your thoughts.
Here is a link that might be useful: Cornice Returns