I would go for the house on the right..with the odd windows’ set..it looks more natural. This was a great project, and very encouraging for you to do more, I would think.
Also, the ‘seam’, as above mentioend, is sometimes seen in these old house where the mason’s have to allow for several group of layers of blocks (usually about 4 to 5 high up) to ‘settle-in’ and for the cement & mortar to dry. In the end you would get some group of layers lighter-coloured than other, because sometimes the builder wouldn’t have enough blocks, and so had to go away and get more from the local quarry, or pick them himself from a rocky/stony-type beach.
Have seen one of these old houses in which the drying-out time wasn’t adhered to, and the whole lot had collapsed. The house had obviously been built by a ‘cowboy’ - an inflamatory term for someone who really don’t know what they are doing.
PS. My Euro0.02 worth
I so agree with these comments. I live in an old stone built cottage. Most of the cottages in this area it is difficult to pick out the construction as they have been “rendered” during a refurbishment doen I guess around the 1950’s, given that we have Artex ceilings,
However for some reason THe house next door to us has not been rendered on the wall that is shared with us, and his house is taller than ours and goes back further ( we are known as the little house to locals) and you can see now the rocks are in the gable end. Nowhere near as neat and tidy, or equally matched as modern construction.
Our walls are 18” thick, so we have nice deep windowsills indoors and on the outside the windows are set 6-8” into the wall.
Also we do have matching windows either side of the front door, as shown in the one style, with the front door being alomost central/