"Classic American Neighborhoods" are designed to be experienced from a pedestrian rather than a vehicular perspective. In the early 1920's and 1930's, the automobile had yet to have the negative impact on our homes and neighborhoods that we see today. Garages, if they existed at all, were usually detached or located to the rear of the main facade of the house. Homes were pulled up close to the street; wide, tree lined sidewalks were the norm, and the front of the homes had large porches which functioned as outdoor rooms for residents as well as serving to greet arriving guests.
At Grace Arbors, homes will be designed to re-create this classic pedestrian environment. Garages will be de-emphasized, with emphasis placed on front porches and entry doors.