Robert Street House compact modern house, designed by Taylor Smyth Architects in Toronto,Canada. It gets a very strong sense of entry from the golden-tone wood on the first floor, which looks even stronger awash in lights in the evening. The horizontal wood panels wood fiber resin panels seamlessly run to both the front and garage doors. The skinny double columns centered on the front facade are a nice touch.
While the garage is clearly part of the entry composition of the house, it isn’t the dominant feature. The elements of the entry are scaled in a way that’s welcoming and comfortable to people rather than cars. Even the driveway has been subdivided into two “sidewalks.” There’s a clear hierarchy here of what’s important. The thin reveal at the door edge is a reminder that there’s a garage right next to the front door, but the front door is appropriately more important.