Detached and semi detached homes in Toronto, Canada. No garages or driveways in front. Simple architecture, porches, trees, easy charm. The answer to the soul crushing ugliness of many of our cities is partly in the past. I bet your city's zoning code prohibits this or somehow makes it very difficult and I bet your public works department and fire department would say the street is too narrow. You might be surprised what your city's regulating code prohibit.