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Garage renovated for family play traditional-garage-and-shed

Garage renovated for family play

Play pavilion for family exercise and events. Indoor/outdoor Kids space for climbing monkey bars, ropes, swings, dance, party room, garden plays and movie nights. Photos by Subtle Light Photography

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April 25, 2014
gardener88 wrote:
What kind of railing is that?
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It is a custom steel railing made from Flat plate sections
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April 4, 2014
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Yes, the doors are made by a company called Fleetwood and operate really well
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March 1, 2014
marleymax wrote:
What are the measurements of the garage?
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The space is approximately 21' x 24'. We would have liked to have a little more space maybe 28' x 24' but were limited by zoning code.
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November 24, 2013
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I'm sorry I don't recall
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July 26, 2013
niloht wrote:
What line of fleetwood is the folding door? - It doesn't look modern like their popular styles. Thanks.
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Kimberly Johnson
I just wanted to personally thank you for taking the time to provide information about the design elements used in your project. This converted garage space is truly amazing. I simply adore the mix of traditional and modern architectural elements. Amazing work!
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Thank you so much, this was such a fun project!
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November 2, 2012
Corinne Madias wrote:
window manufacturer please?Super lucky family.Ahhmazing!3000 people already want this. kudos Menter
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thanks, they are lucky and it's so fun to see how well the kids use it. The folding door system is Fleetwood, the interior windows, Lindahl and skylights Velux
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July 25, 2012
beverleyc wrote:
Is it possible to tell me which growing zone this house is in? - Is it possible to tell me which growing zone this house is in?
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this is in sunset zone 8B, thanks
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June 9, 2012
Julie LaRoche wrote:
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We fabricated the monkey bars out of a handrail system called Speed Rail. It comes with T, L, and other fittings that allow for the connections between pieces and to the wall.
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June 6, 2012
miele wrote:
Great job ! What are the steps made of ? Thanks.
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Thanks, the steps are poured concrete with a sandblasted finish
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June 6, 2012
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yes, I think this would work great for a basement, the light wash of white paint allows some of the natural character of the wood grain to come through without overwhelming space like the old panelling of the 5o's basements.
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we travel!
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June 4, 2012
johnnycrossfit wrote:
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The space is approximately 21' x 24'. We would have liked to have a little more space maybe 28' x 24' but were limited by zoning code.
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May 20, 2012
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Yes the roof is a 2x6 rafter construction with a 6/12 pitch. It is the original roof frame of the old garage, we added a steel truss across the center to support the climbing ropes and swings. The hip dormer is also 2x6 rafter construction
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January 1, 2013
Brigitte Reynolds wrote:
Would you know the golden tree behind please
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The biggest challenge for Menter was getting zoning approval. "We couldn't change the garage into a play space without adding car parking elsewhere on the property, so we ultimately ended up with a car garage tucked underneath a multipurpose space," says Menter. Folding doors: Bi-folding Aluminum Door System, Fleetwood

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