7/8/19 IN FRONT OF, FACING AND OPPOSITE
We do not use in front of to mean “across a road/ river/ room etc from”. This idea is usually expressed with opposite or facing. In the US, across from.
  • There’s a garage opposite my house. (NOT … in front of my house.)
  • She sat facing me across the table. (NOT … in front of me.)
In front of is the opposite of behind. Compare:
  • There’s a bus stop in front of the school.
  • (The bus stop is on the same side of the road as the school.)
  • There’s a bus stop opposite the school.
  • (The bus stop is on the other side of the road from the school.)