First time poster after about a year of reading. I purchased a yellow brick home with a tile roof. Feel free to tell me the style. Originally, I was leaning towards foursquare but the house is not square. It is definitely longer and rectangular in shape. Maybe more prairie style?
I would like to add a two-car detached garage to the left side of the house when looking at the picture. There is a treeline that I would like to remain undisturbed about 40 feet from the side porch but I would consider cutting into it if necessary. Farther behind the house is not an option because of the electric pole and water line. The right side has a lovely side yard with lots of space but no doors on that side.
What design should we go with? Should the roof match the front porch with a flat look at the top or peak to a point like the main house? We don't want a dormer and don't want the garage to be large or take away from the house itself. Should the roof be tile like the main house and front porch? Or should the roof be metal like the side porch?
The garage would probably start even with the back of the house, run along side the little side porch , and maybe end a foot or so longer than the porch. We want a sidewalk to run between the garage and the porch. Any idea how much space to leave between the porch and the detached garage?
We'd love to go brick for the siding but are there any other options we should consider? For cost, we were considering brick on the front and doing something different on the sides. If I left any important details out, just ask and I'll answer the best I can. If you think there is a better location, say that also. I value all of your opinions.
Thanks for all your great advice, and I love seeing everyone's pictures.