40 ft wide front yard: driveway vs plants/grass, and orientation
Overview: In becoming first-time home owners, we decided to build. In order to be close to the shopping area yet have some peace and privacy we ended up purchasing an unconventional corner lot where the front of the property is barely 40 feet wide. Due to the size of the house we are forced to put the house approximately 40 feet back in order to maximize southern exposure and ease of access into the garage.
Now that we have seen the 3D view of the house on the plot we are not so sure this is the best layout. The biggest concern is that once we are ready to sell potential buyers will buck once they realize that when they are backing out of the garage they will need to turn the steering wheel slightly to the left in order not to hit the fence. I have spoken to a few coworkers of mine and all of them said that they wouldnÃ¢ÂÂt mind positioning their house that way to try to get the most out of southern sun.
What are your thoughts on this? What do think about the curvy driveway and sidewalk? Should we try to keep some grass in the front yard or just pave it all? All suggestions and comments are greatly appreciated.
PS Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½" The forty foot long Ã¢ÂÂsedanÃ¢ÂÂ was used in lieu of 40 foot RV which we might get one day. The L-shaped room is the garage sticking out from the rest of the house. On the other side of the house thereÃ¢ÂÂs a dining room and a kitchen.