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Houses, at least large ones, have always had driveways, drive-up entrances, and places to store vehicle, but over the last 75 years or so vehicular access and storage have taken over more and more of a typical house and lot. In this article, I want to explore some of the good and bad ways to design and locate an attached garage. The openings into a house are its eyes and mouth. If you include a huge double garage door on an ordinary house facade, the effect is similar to the huge grinning mouth you might walk through to get into a fun house. It is grossly out of place. But we are now so familiar with the