Good example of breezeway idea. I don't like the look or function of an attached garage, but I like the breezeway concept. It acts as a mudroom and a good connection between the house and cold/smelly garage.
Pretty breezeway - more than just a walkway - it is its own outdoor area. You could do something in that area that is different from the rest of the yard (like the gravel patios that I like but can't find a place to use). like the white lattice work