As I was traveling by train the other day, it struck me that houses give off a sort of personality.
Sad houses, light houses, happy houses, crooked houses. I saw walled hedged houses and open gardened houses. Single stories, maisonettes, terraces, large, small and cottages by the sea.
Have a look at a random house and describe it. Next, describe the person or people who live in it. Make up any lives you want.
Stuck, here are some pictures to get you started. Remember, scene is key to story development.