Garage placement for a narrow house lot
Here are some suggestions for attached or detached garage on a narrow
lot. The house footprint is our Sagamore model.
See: The Sagamore
|Two versions of an attached garage for a narrow lot. On the left
we show a corner lot with driveway going directly into the garage.
The right plan shows how you can angle the garage behind the house
for efficient use of a narrow lot.
Most locales will allow the driveway, landscaping and other non-structural
elements to be located within the set-back restricted areas. In many
places your driveway can be placed at the lot line as long as the garage
is not within the required setback.
Check with your building department to see what's permitted before you
finalize your plans. All codes are subject to "interpretation" by your
local officials and one department's interpretation may not be the same
Be sure to allow a margin of error in tight situations. Construction
in the real world can not be done to extremely precise measurements.
For more information:
||Showing a detached 24' x 24' garage. Allow a 20' deep backing area
at the garage doors. This can be offset behind the house so that the far
side of the garage is only the minimum 10' width of the drive plus a small
buffer of 6' or even less. The house shown is 38' deep.
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last update: Sept. 2002
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