Do you really want to have fun with model railroading?
Do you want your model railroad to be meaningful to you?
If the answer is yes, the Put What You Love on Your Layout!
That Victorian style house is the spittin' image of the charming house in the Lansingburgh section of Troy, NY where my wife lived with her parents and 3 brothers during her childhood and teenage years. We had wonderful visits there with her family when we dated and after we married.
I'm a child of the 1960s, my favorite rock and roll group is The Doors, and Light My Fire is my favorite rock and roll song. Jim Morrison and The Doors are alive and well on my layout, singing and playing Light My Fire at the Whiskey a Go Go where they got started in LA. LOL.
Next is something you have seen quite a bit during the past 2 years if you have been on this Forum more than a few times:
I have been a diehard NY Yankee fan all my life, and that's my Popsicle Stick Yankee Stadium of the late 1950s and early 1960s where Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra still hit home runs, Whitey Ford still wins World Series games, and the ultimate: Don Larson pitches the one and only World Series perfect game! LOL, LOL, LOL!
I know that many veteran model railroaders on this Forum have done what I've done and put things on their layouts that they love. Show us pictures of these beloved things and tell us why they are on your layout.
For the newbie model railroaders out there who have not done this yet, I encourage you to try it. IMO, putting things you love on your layout may greatly enhance your model railroad experience. It certainly has done that for me. And, doing this usually does not cost a lot of money, and you don't need to be a master model railroader to do it. I'm certainly not.