This one above looks really bad to me- however- I love...
this one and
this one. I like the classic black shutters and white trim. White wash trim, like the home above, is equally as beautiful, but with your black roof, I would go white.
I also included some painted homes. My personal preference would be the white wash- and it will also be much lower maintenance.
As far as the porch goes- no don't go Craftsman. Why? You don't have a Craftsman home. There is a home near me that is Victorian, and the new owner tried to make it look Tuscan. It looks ridiculous. Be true to your architecture. (Unless you plan to completely change the roof line of your home....)
Your house is a Cape Cod. Adding a porch, it should look something like the home above. (Which would also require a new roof line...)
You could have it come out at an angle like the one above- perhaps that would be less intrusive. The home above does use a more Craftsman style column, maybe you could pull it off... I don't know- I still don't think your brick looks Craftsman to me...
You could have a nice set of steps coming up to your porch- such a charming look.
So- what does everyone think- should Jennifer white wash, paint her brick or leave it alone? Do you think she can do a Craftsman style columned porch with her home?