12 Carports That Are Actually Attractive

Carports get a bad reputation, but these porte-cocheres and carports incorporate style with design for Pinterest-perfect curb appeal. If you're looking to update your carport, check out these driveways first for inspiration.

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Modern, Mega Carport

Who said carports have to be tiny? Designers at Matt Fajkus Architecture extended the carport for this modern home to provide extra shelter for the homeowner's vintage cars.

Industrial-Style Carport

This industrial-style carport from Kappion blends seamlessly into the home with minimal design and ochre beams that mimic the color palette found in the home's brick.

Rustic Timber Porte-Cochere

Carports are typically added to the side of a home, but this porte-cochere from EverLog Systems creates a grand entrance right in front. The timber also mimics the rustic chateau design of the home.

Pergola-Inspired Carport

This porte-cochere from MoreSun Timber Frames features a wooden structure that looks more like a pergola than a carport. The design is perfect for the homeowner who needs a place to park but also wants a bonus outdoor space for summer entertaining.

Traditional Style Porte-Cochere

Grandfather Homes designed this porte-cochere to mimic the traditional design of the home—complete with columns and Colonial lanterns.

Carport With Storage

This detached carport from Kappion features a modern design with clean lines, sleek metal and tons of storage! The structure comes with a room to hide utilities and car accessories.

Modern Ranch Carport

Why hide structures? This ranch in Austin, Texas, features a courtyard, front porch and carport all up front.

Multifunction Carport

This brick home features a main house and mother-in-law wing separated by a carport that is landscaped to look like a breezeway. Brick paths lead from the driveway to the house and are spaced so that they accommodate a car without harming the home's landscaping and provide access to a carport between the main house and the mother-in-law wing.

Rustic Carport

Ski chalet? Nope, just the carport. EverLog Systems designed this custom porte-cochere in Denver, Colorado, complete with rock pillars and gorgeous timber.

Porte-Cochere With Archways

Grandfather Homes designed this porte-cochere with the same arched design as the home's front windows. Instead of jutting out to the side of the home, the structure is nestled directly under the same roof—blending in seamlessly from the driveway.

Carport With Wood Paneling

Sometimes carports look too hollow, but this contemporary home features a carport with wood paneling halfway up the structure that creates more of an outdoor room than just a spot to park a car.

Gated Carport

If you're not a fan of carports because of security, consider adding a gate. This Tudor Revival-style home features a grand carport with an optional gate for security at night.

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