Single Gable Seeking an Attractive .... Accessory? Siding?

Sounds like a match dot com thing, but it's really just design dilemma.

We are in the framing stage for our elevated beach home. It will be a story and a half in a cottage/farmhouse style. I wanted to get ideas for the gable on the dormer room across the front of the home. Some ideas that I am bouncing around are having two different types of trim in the main gabled section - the regular hardi-plank siding that will be on the rest of the home and a vertical board and batten style or a combination. I also wonder about gable trim or faux attic vents or something over the windows? The windows along the front porch below this will have shutters, but I not these windows. Btw, the windows will be 2 over 1s. It's too late to order any other windows for this area. Any suggestions?

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