It’s a paradox: everyone wants more storage and parking space, but large garages can dominate a façade. The solution: these designs (each with room for three cars) downplay the garage with side entrances, split bays, and lovely adornments.

Practical and Lovely


Garage? What garage? Oh, there it is, disguised by pretty stone accents and windows. Inside the home, an island with a snack bar adds useful counter space in the kitchen. Head to the great room and relax by the fireplace, or find quiet in the den (make this a dining room instead, if you choose). The first-floor master suite boasts a large shower and corner tub. Upstairs, three more bedrooms access the vast unfinished bonus space, which would make a great home theater. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Divide and Conquer


You wouldn't guess by looking at this gorgeous exterior, but there's room to park three cars: two of the bays are entered from the side, and the third faces the street. Inside the home, a see-through fireplace adds stylish coziness to the great room and dining area. The bedrooms reside on the left side of the home, with the master suite enjoying a spacious private bathroom and walk-in closet. If more room is needed, the basement can be finished to hold two more bedrooms and a large recreation space. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Compact Yet Spacious


This charming cottage offers abundant details in a compact footprint. Stone and shingle gables create curb appeal, and guests will enjoy the brightly-lit arched stone portico. Homeowners will appreciate the expansive three-car garage with ample room for vehicles and storage. A convenient e-space features plenty of desk space and built-in shelves. The master suite is crowned with a tray ceiling, and the master bathroom offers a huge shower and corner bathtub. Two additional bedrooms are connected by a second full bath. The plan also has an optional spacious, multi-level bonus room, perfect for a variety of uses. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Focus on the Front


The three-car garage is entered from the side to keep the focus on the lovely facade. Highlights include the nineteen-foot ceiling heights in the great room, formal and informal dining spaces, a two-story foyer, the kitchen's island seating, and a gas fireplace that the family can gather around. The master suite pampers homeowners with a whirlpool tub, shower, double-bowl vanity, and large walk-in closet.  A tray ceiling adds dimension to the retreat. The second floor offers a balcony that overlooks the great room and a loft/optional bedroom. See more images, information, and the floor plan.