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Old 07-16-2007, 11:22 PM
 
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Hello,

I am new to this forum. My wife & I have a dream of moving to San Antonio that we hope will be a reality very soon. I am really enjoying this forum--so much to read & learn about our favorite city.

I have a question about architecture--particularly about how some houses are built. My question might be very common for San Antonio or Texas or other areas, but we don't see this in our area. Please refer to the picture below. In the circled area, is that supposed to be garage doors? If so, why would a builder do a house this way and how would you ever get a vehicle into the garage (as there appears to be no driveway)?



Thanks for your time.

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fiVe
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Old 07-16-2007, 11:39 PM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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it's a model home, the garage is probably used for sales office space. It will be one of the last homes sold in the community and a driveway will be added at that time.
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Old 07-17-2007, 05:23 AM
 
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Yes that is model home and is not move-in ready. While people have probably accidentally run over the flower bed while driving into their garage, we do have enough sense to pave the entrance.
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Old 07-17-2007, 05:24 AM
 
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Great question though, by the way!
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Old 07-17-2007, 07:23 AM
 
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Thanks for the info. You learn something new everyday.
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Old 07-17-2007, 08:01 AM
 
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Thanks for the info. You learn something new everyday.

.....Five...your post made me smile this morning! I can understand your confusion over such a picture! I've seen this before in new communities, and even as a "model" home, it still doesn't made sense that the builder would LANDSCAPE the driveway! I can understand blocking it somehow.....in an attractive way....you know, so it won't be used and have cars "impair" the front facade from potential buyers......but this is just silly!

Thank you for bringing a very sensible question to light that some of us locals have just taken for granted! Builders....wake up! LOL!
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Old 07-17-2007, 02:24 PM
 
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Hi! What a funny question! While th emodel homes we looked at in our neighborhood did have paved driveways we never attempted to actually put our vehicle in the garage! We were so shocked on the day of closing when we so proudly ATTEMPTED to pull into the garage! I drive a Yukon XL and my husband drives a Ford F-150 pickup and we both have to pull the driver side mirror in to get int he garage! Let me say that we absolutely love our home and neighbors and just giggle every time we drive up! Who would have thought that garages were that narrow??!! Once in we're fine. We have a tandem garage on one side and it has so mych storage space. Guess I'l be forced to get that fun little car I've been thinking about!!!!!!!!! Darn!!!!!!
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Old 07-17-2007, 09:17 PM
 
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The narrow garage are also victims of the oversized SUVs, sadly. Older homes usually end up with bigger garages. Ours has 3 feet of room on either side, about 2 feet in between and a few feet in front of one and a 1/2 tandem spot in front of the other. I love it!
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