I like the detached garage with a breezeway to the house and then you have to go through the mudroom where all shoes and purses and backpacks and coats would be left :)
Movies I love
using a greenhouse as a connector between the main house and a garage or guest house is a great use of space
For the garden
elevated breezeway to garage / studio space . D. Michael Collins, architect
The koi/reflecting pond acts as both the entry "foyer" to the garden and a linkage between the house and garage. The pond compliments and reflects the simple, spare architecture.
Farm house with side entry garage. Love that the house NOT the garage is the main focus!