There's been a bit of banter here about the old vs. the new. I've\ndefinitely got a preference for older homes (pre WWII) partly because\nthey aren't ugly or gaudy looking from the street. Of course,\narchitectural style preferences are personal (Mediterranean suits me.)\n\nBut in any style, there was certainly a lot more thought and attention\ngiven to craftsmanship - in design and execution - "back in the day."\n\nSo I gave it a little thought and it didn't take long to figure out my\nbiggest complaint: Who the hell decided that the most prominent feature\nof a home ought to be the fucking garage? Sure, nobody built two car\ngarages back in 1935, but the ones they did build were put behind the\nhouse, or pushed way back relative to the front of the house.\n\nNow the big ugly wart of a garage sticks way out in front and it doesn't\nmatter what the architectural style of the house is, the garage just\nplain destroys it.\n\nIs it just me that is appalled by that?