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Coastal Retreat exterior

Coastal Retreat


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March 18, 2014
Wendy wrote:
Hello! What are the dimensions of this space? Thanks! - I'm looking to do the same with my detached 20x20 garage, and this one is lovely!
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When Dana isn’t designing for clients, she’s either illustrating or writing. In fact, it was in this very studio that she completed her first children’s book. But before any of that could happen, we need to rewind to the beginning of this structure’s transformation, which involved gutting it down to the studs. All that remained afterward was the walls, concrete floor and side-by-side double doors. “It was important to leave those facets as they were,” Dana says. “The concrete floor has so much character with its nicks and imperfections. The doors have new paint on the outside, but the inside remains as I found it, down to the old handles, locks and chains. They remind me of old barn doors. Even the climbing rose and trellis existed long before I arrived.”

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Like this for pool house
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January 16, 2015
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December 28, 2014
Gull garage
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December 26, 2014
Ouverture, accessibilité, liberté
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December 13, 2014
big open doors
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November 29, 2014
Another view of the loft
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November 28, 2014
Daytime pic
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November 26, 2014
garage door
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November 19, 2014
I like the feel from the outside looking in. Its inviting and lush.
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November 1, 2014
Maybe a little too open to yard
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loft bed
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October 27, 2014
Garage apartment
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October 21, 2014
Everyone should be so lucky. This is a great re-purposing of non-living space.
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October 18, 2014
Garage layout
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October 1, 2014
Doors and setup of studio
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September 26, 2014
Another look
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farm cabin
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Garage doors
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September 14, 2014
convert idea for existing garage
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August 30, 2014
multi function
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August 25, 2014
Love this!!
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August 19, 2014
tiny but so functional
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August 18, 2014
The tree framing the door is awesome.
Melissa Dehn added this to 2014 Remodel
August 15, 2014
Back part of garage is finished, with loft
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August 1, 2014
Open, airy, modestly decorated.
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July 31, 2014
garage house
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July 27, 2014
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July 20, 2014
Loft and arrangement.
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July 17, 2014
minimalist living
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Loft in Garage for guests.
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July 12, 2014
garage conversion - similar size to ours.
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July 6, 2014
Great in-law suite
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mezzanine bed
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loft bed
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Tiny house
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June 18, 2014
So cute!
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June 15, 2014
Chambre jardin
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June 11, 2014
Garage made into guest house! Love it!
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June 8, 2014
A good idea for an exterior guest room
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June 3, 2014
Great conversion
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June 2, 2014
Great idea for use of garage space
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Layout, lightness and flow
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Summer House
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May 27, 2014
love this
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Big enough, small enough
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May 14, 2014
the doors
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May 8, 2014
Garage at the top of the garden! Think home study/model railway/garden room
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May 6, 2014
Loft and doors
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April 25, 2014
Great guest house,
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April 13, 2014
garage like
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garage convertion
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March 24, 2014
Instead of sleeping loft we could run a beam where loft floor is in this photo to help define a sleeping alcove. Open barn doors looks cool but it this a practical way to enter and exit?
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March 22, 2014
love the vines, love the openness and space
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March 20, 2014
Lofted sleeping area. Bathroom. Awesome.
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garage house
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Simple profile on gable
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loft bed
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indoor/outdoor living
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bunk bed on top of storage area
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March 7, 2014
This a good garage conversion
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Sweet small and cozy space
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February 25, 2014
very cool for summer house
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February 12, 2014
open doors
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February 11, 2014
The giant doors that open up.
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February 11, 2014
Cheaper alternative to bifolding or aluminium and glass doors
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garage with mezzanine
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January 29, 2014
the green trees and white walls contrast
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January 29, 2014
convert my garage to a living space to save money while I fix my house.
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January 25, 2014
Open air?!?!
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January 20, 2014
simple and look great
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January 12, 2014
Brilliant use of space
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This with a porch
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barn doors
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space maximisers
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Add a guest house
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double open doors and pergola above
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tres marias
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studio space from garage
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Rose with bare stems
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Great garage conversion
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garage makeover
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vines over trellis
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Garage apt
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Garage with low loft and ladder interior roof
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I can't wait to fix my back Shen into a small version of this
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Pergolát a tető mellé
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all of it
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November 3, 2013
potential for the shed
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garage 1
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garage guest /extra place
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backyard studio
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garage studio beautiful!!!
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Open design
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planters on right
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October 30, 2013
great space
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Cool idea for the building that is already there or pool house
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как растет виноград на крышу
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Garage Convert
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everything - this is my escape
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October 24, 2013
Garage as guest loft
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idea for shed
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Garage apartment
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Growing up!
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cute design!
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October 22, 2013
Like the doors that open like that. But would need to add a screen portion!
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October 22, 2013
Great use of an existing space!
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October 22, 2013
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October 22, 2013
think about this for cottage
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October 22, 2013
converted barn
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October 22, 2013
love the idea of an outdoor space for guests close to the house
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October 22, 2013
i die
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October 22, 2013
the tree
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October 22, 2013
A cozy small space.
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October 22, 2013
rampiacante da sogno
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October 22, 2013
Great garage conversion
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October 22, 2013
this photo useful for penthouse design
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October 21, 2013
I love the bunk bed on the right side in a garage.
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October 21, 2013
open the house to outdoors
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Maison d'artiste
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October 21, 2013
nice use of space
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Check bathroom position with bedroom
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October 21, 2013
The natural doors, the plant framing the doors, the earth tones inside oozing out, the crisp white for pop and distinguishing the space.
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October 21, 2013
Garage to guest house conversion.
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October 21, 2013
I love the idea of having a guest house in a small garage. I also love how the tree frames the doors so well
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October 21, 2013
Very inviting with good ideas for multi-use
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October 21, 2013
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October 21, 2013
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October 21, 2013
tree on the house is awesome
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October 21, 2013
Wonderful studio/garage idea!
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October 21, 2013
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October 21, 2013
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October 21, 2013
3715 garage idea
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October 21, 2013
This is such a clever use of a utility space, I like the "barn doors" but for practical, everyday living, there is a lack of window ventilation. what happens when it's raining heavily or too cold? It's easy to adapt and I'm still impressed with the simplicity of the conversion.
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October 21, 2013
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October 21, 2013
great garage idea
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October 21, 2013
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October 21, 2013
Garage redo
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October 21, 2013
Studio Garage apartment!
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October 21, 2013
Complete design in space of double garage
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October 21, 2013
garage doors
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October 21, 2013
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October 21, 2013
Garage into workroom guest room
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October 21, 2013
Practical and functional.
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October 21, 2013
garage conversion for more bedroom space
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October 21, 2013
Garage conversion
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October 21, 2013
Garage doors
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October 21, 2013
What we could do with the second garage !!! Just thoughts.
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October 20, 2013
rose & trellis, cute, love how it opens up
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October 20, 2013
lovely studio
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