New Construction Driveway/Garage Orientation?
We're building a new house in Michigan on 40 acres. The land is level to rolling and the driveway will be 450 ft off the road. There are no neighbors immediately to the front or sides so the views are open and beautiful. The front of the house will be South facing. My question is about our garage orientation and driveway. Which looks better? Should we stick with a side entry or go with a front entry with nice carriage style doors? And should the approach be straight or winding? Both would be options given our building site. I even considered a rear entry like the bottom pic, although that would pose a problem getting guests to use the front foyer. Snow-plowing will be a factor so I'd like to not have too much more driveway than what I already have. We'll also build a detached 28x32 garage to store extras and I'd be interested in your opinions about siting it in relation to either a front or side entry garage. Below are three elevations that we're considering. Thanks.