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post #16 of 24
I wouldn't go too modern with the garage door personally. I really like natural wood doors and I think they add a lot to houses. I am not sure whether it would really work on your house but I was thinking something like this...

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post #17 of 24
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I happened across a site called arcbazar.com that allows you to propose an architectural design competition for your project with a cash prize for the author of your favorite design. Architects, architectural students, and designers can register on the site to participate in these competitions. Anyway, I thought it might be a useful way to get some ideas for a garage with a little more architectural merit than I can muster. Here are some renderings from the two designs that I liked best. I thought they generally had some helpful ideas.

(Click any of the images to open a full-sized version)

Design #1

On this design, I really liked the use of landscaping to tie the garage in with the facade of the house:

More images from design #1 (Click to show)


Design #2

I really liked the idea of the all-glass garage. Unfortunately, I need the garage to conceal tools and occasional car maintenance so it was not practical for my needs. I neglected to mention those requirements in the description of the project, so that is largely my fault.

More images from design #2 (Click to show)

post #18 of 24
I really like the glass garage as well, but there's no way I could keep it sufficiently tidy.
post #19 of 24
Is there some combination of Venetian blinds or tinted glass that could make the second design feasible?
post #20 of 24
Clopay's 'Avante" door has obscured glass.
http://www.clopaydoor.com/avante-hardware.aspx
post #21 of 24
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Is there some combination of Venetian blinds or tinted glass that could make the second design feasible?
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Clopay's 'Avante" door has obscured glass.
http://www.clopaydoor.com/avante-hardware.aspx

If I can find one of those garage doors with frosted glass for less than the $6k I was initially quoted, I will probably install one of those. I did think about whether I could use frosted glass all the way around, but I need to be able to put shelving on the walls for tools and I can't think of a way to make the garage function as a workshop with what would essentially be glass walls.
post #22 of 24
Design 2, the all glass garage, nicknamed "The Oven."
post #23 of 24
I like the glass garage, but how about a solid piece of glass instead of sections?
post #24 of 24
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Design 2, the all glass garage, nicknamed "The Oven."

Yep, especially since it receives full sun on at least two sides for all but the last hour or so of daylight.
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