100% of your home’s frontage is dedicated to your family and enhancing the neighbourhood around you. By comparison, concrete for cars takes up almost the entire front in a front garage home leaving you with little more than a strip of grass and a door tucked 20 feet back down the side.
It’s a common misconception that laned communities offer less parking – a typical Court home in Alpine Park with a triple car garage can provide up to 5 unblocked parking spots for every 2.5 in an equivalently sized front drive home (since you can only park one vehicle between two driveways, so half a vehicle space per home street parking).
Without a lane and rear garage separating you from the homes across the way, front garage neighbourhoods can turn into backyard fishbowls where everyone is looking into each other’s properties. Laned homes, by comparison, only really share two neighbours – the one to the left, and the one to the right. That means fewer onlookers, and a much easier time carving out private little nooks with some clever landscaping.
Bright sunny days. Laned homes embrace the light from all angles. With windows front and back, it doesn’t matter which direction your home faces – you’ll bring the outdoors in no matter the season. Plus, outdoor living spaces on either end mean you can take advantage of the short summer months to their fullest! Mornings in the back, evenings on the porch.
Front garage homes don’t just compromise space for people, they’re compromised garages too. Attached to the front, they need to leave space for your home’s front entrance, so a front attached garage can’t use the full width of your property. Laned homes on the other hand offer enormous garage flexibility, from garden storage, to workshops, to oversized bays, and even triple car options.