HGTV Green Home 2012: Garage Exterior Pictures

Classic Southern wagon sheds inspired the form of this modern farmhouse garage.

Anchored at the top of the property's sloped backyard, the garage is designed to resemble an old wagon shed.

The concrete foundation is softened by black myrtles, English laurels, serviceberry and yaupon hollies. Sliver windows continue the home's contemporary design theme.

Fiber cement board replicates the look of traditional lap siding. A 5-V crimp roof in sheet steel is earth-friendly and in keeping with traditional farmhouse style.

A composite board staircase leads from the garage to a landing where stacked stone resembles the remains of a barn foundation.

The winner of the HGTV Green Home 2012 Giveaway will receive an all-new 2012 GMC® Terrain® that boasts all the comfort, technology, quietness, and superior fit and finish of a luxury sedan.

The carport leads to a gravel-paved alley located behind the home.

Blueberry bushes are among landscape elements that will soften the embankment and attract native birds.

All-weather furnishings are placed at the carport's edge, providing an unobstructed view of the backyard and home's most outstanding architectural details.

A cedar railing with a metal cable reinforcement echoes the front porch design elements.

The durable sheet steel roofing system follows classic farmhouse forms. The light color reflects light and radiant heat, relieving the burden on internal cooling systems.

The home's 1.35 kilowatt array has the potential to generate 1710 kilowatt hours of energy per year.