Many homebuyers want bigger attached garages, which can present a challenge to keep the garage from dominating the home’s front elevation.   Designing the home’s garage flush with, or even recessed from, other elements of the front elevation de-emphasize the garage’s visual impact.

Setback requirements dictate how far the home/garage must be “set back” from the street.  When the garage is mostly forward of the main body of the home, as with the Knoxville, one may hear less road noise and enjoy a deeper front yard because the setback is measured to the front of the garage.   While a personal preference, some people feel such garages visually overpower the elevation.  By contrast, the Abington, is a where the garage is flush with the front porch.