As much as we love a pretty house, it's always primetime in Awkward City when aesthetics such as landscaping force functionality into the backseat. Such seems to be the case with this suburban Maryland listing, a home that asks $485,990 and is set to be built next year. So whose behind these ill-planned rendering photos? Why, Ryan Homes, of course! This isn't the first marketing gaffe the builder has made—they've been blocking garages as far away as Ohio for some time now. Are buyers supposed to love living in their new McMansions so much so that they never want to drive away? Stop blocking us in, guys!
· 5036 Summer Solstice Pl, Ellicott City, MD [Redfin via Lovely Listing]
· "Prime" Model Home Lacks Three-Dimensionality, Garage Access [Curbed National]