First let me thank you for the opportunity to participate in your home building project which I think has the potential to be a very nice residence indeed. I have enjoyed the process of thinking about your needs and how they could be best realised in the new additions and remodelling of the garage and landscaping of the front garden area.
The proposal I have submitted sits on the footprint of the existing garage and so should result in little or no zoning issues and potentially could in fact use the existing structure or part there of, which will reduce the overall project cost significantly.
Should you go ahead with proposal 2 which includes the new office above the garage, the resulting aesthetic of the house front will be greatly improved from the enclosure that it provides.
I hope you find the ideas useful and should you have questions about any issues not fully covered in this submission I would be happy to answer them.