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Help me take the 1950's out of this cape!

I'm seeking ideas about how to take the 1950's feel out of the cape in the attached photo and give it more of a "timeless" curb appeal. There are subtle architectural qualities that I can't seem to put my finger on that really date it, and I'm hoping some folks here can help me identify them so that I can make alterations. So far, my thoughts are to remove the overgrown shrubs and replace with new boxwoods and hydrangeas, maybe put flower planters under the windows, and a new garage door. 


What else might help it look less 1950'svand more early American? I feel like there is something subtle about the siding, trim, and shutters that give it a '50's look but I'm not sure what or how to change. Thanks for any architectural advise!


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