Design Through the Decades - part 63
The 1970s - Parking:
By the 1970s, covered parking for two vehicles was standard in Phoenix. Two-car carports could still be found in some 1970s homes.
Sometimes there was storage space above the carport as seen at this 1971 Phoenix home.
The carport sometimes extended out from the main house.
Two-car garages were the most popular choice for covered parking in 1970s homes. This is a 1971 Phoenix home.
An enclosed garage protected cars from theft and from the sun. Garages also allowed for secured storage, which was important since 99.9% of Phoenix homes do not have basements.
The 1980s - Parking:
By the 1980s, two-car garages were standard in Phoenix homes. Carports only showed up at townhouses. Most 1980s homes were designed with garages dominating the architecture.
Bedrooms were often found above garages in the 1980s.
Some Phoenix homes did not have living space above the garage. The garage had a flat roof instead as seen at this 1987 home.
Typical 1980s Phoenix home with two-car garage.