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Old 09-05-2019, 12:31 PM
 
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Here's another new beautiful house showcasing modern architecture:

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1...41586932_zpid/

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Old 09-05-2019, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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These homes have front facing garages and it's not the first thing that you'd notice:

https://www.realtor.com/realestatean...-17600?view=qv

https://www.realtor.com/realestatean...-17600?view=qv

https://www.realtor.com/realestatean...-44040?view=qv

It's about proportion really. Front door square in the middle, with windows on one side and garage door on the other, flush with the house, is balanced as far as my layperson's eye can see.

A garage dominant house would be this one, which I find unattractive:

https://www.realtor.com/realestatean...-34102?view=qv

The door is all the way in the back and looks like a shotgun style. All you see is the garage stocking out. That seems to be en vogue, having the front door set in the back or to the side, while the garage is facing forward and jutting out.
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Old 09-05-2019, 01:44 PM
 
Location: East Lansing, MI
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Mid mod is definitely making a comeback. Just look at the furniture offerings out there now, for proof.


We bought a 1957 butterfly roofed house this spring and we love it. Unfortunately most of the mid century details were "renovated out" of the interior, but the roof line, carport (facing the street! <gasp>) and covered side porch are all still there.


This is how it looked when we bought it in April. The house painters should be finishing up today or tomorrow, so I'll get a new pic posted this weekend. There have been noticeable changes.


EDITED -- thanks Emm.
Painting is done. Forgive the front yard - sewer line repair casualty.
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Old 09-05-2019, 11:38 PM
 
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Here's another new beautiful house showcasing modern architecture:

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1...41586932_zpid/
"Please fill out these forms, we'll be bringing you in for your procedure in just a few minutes."
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Old 09-06-2019, 05:16 AM
 
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"Please fill out these forms, we'll be bringing you in for your procedure in just a few minutes."
If ones home is an expression of ones personality, this, and others shared by the same poster indicate a desire to live in a commercial shopping center and the need for a refillable Viagra prescription. Perhaps the idea is to make the house appear as much like a CVS as possible so that he can remember the afore-mentioned RX.
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Old 09-06-2019, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
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Not wanting the garage to be the first thing you notice about a house isn't the same as not wanting to have a garage.
I see your point. There is that aesthetic opinion of a side garage but cost in more with the added footage needed to have a side garage.
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Old 09-06-2019, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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Painting is done. Forgive the front yard - sewer line repair casualty.
Very nice house. I'd take that over anything RationalExpectations is posting.
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Old 09-06-2019, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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Painting is done. Forgive the front yard - sewer line repair casualty.
Looks great! I love the pop of color of the blue door

And even as someone who doesn't generally care for front facing garages, the carport is less in your face. Certainly in this case, that space definitely contributes to the architecture of the home esp. without a car inside there and you just see that open space.

Maybe it's just garage doors that I don't like
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Old 09-07-2019, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Why do people have such a problem with this? Who wants to try to maneuver their car around every time they leave/arrive? The average number of times a garage door is opened is 3-4x a day, so you can figure having to pull in/back out at least that many times.


It's one thing if you don't park in your garage or if you have enough land to have a sweeping curve to the driveway, but that house clearly has no choice but to have a straight driveway.



The 'snout house' complaint always struck me a urban hipster nonsense that is basically car hate. Bad news: not everyone live in a city with reliable and safe public transportation, and most families own at least one car. Being able to easily use my vehicle is more important to me than a fancy front porch that nobody uses anymore.

I am a Texan through and through, which means I am ALL about cars. Front entry garages are just flat ugly, albeit easy for the builder to build. And if those front porches were on all houses, people might use them and get to know their neighbors more.



As for ease of use, side entries done correctly are not a huge difficulty to use, but if it's just too hard there's always the garage at the back of the lot straight entry option. Still faces forward but isn't the main thing you see when viewing the house.
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Old 09-07-2019, 10:04 AM
 
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Actually garages are nice to have. After years of street parking and parking in a lot, I am so glad to have a garage. It is nice to have a place to put my car in the winter and not worry about scraping off snow and ice. It is nice to have a work area.



Why don't builders disguise the garage door to look like part of the home with fake windows, trim, even a fake door, or maybe fake brick? Lack of imagination here. The side of the garage facing the street could have a "house" window, curtains, a lamp and all. Why not?
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