Our bushes and trimmed and neat

You all may remember our bushes in front of our house:

Here’s what a professional does with them. Not that I did a “bad” job, but hoo-whee, I think they look terrific like this!

Anyone know what these bushes are? I tried to do a search on evergreens and bushes and can’t seem to find a species. Again maybe part of the unpopularity of 50’s flora and fauna?
Oh, and I had a wonderful email from Kristyna in Milwaukee wondering what to do about the “weird spaceship looking exhaust vent at the top of our very classic (and visible) chimney” – I’ve asked her to send pictures so we can help her out, but it sounds like an eyesore…any immediate ideas folks?

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