thanks for looking! (i did read the sticky. please forgive!) ok, so i have the gable front on the left side of my house with the large cornice returns. i have played with uplighting (on the ground) on the corners but the returns block a signifigant amount of the light and it looks a little odd to me. can anyone recommend a technique that might offer a nice look for the front. i have a plan for the sides and back but the front needs some more love. oh yeah, the butchered crepe myrtle in the island between the two windows grows to quite the height during the summer. thanks for any tips and ideas.