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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.
    Bookmark   April 5, 2014 at 10:40AM
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November 24, 2013
pittsville wrote:
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I'm sorry I don't recall
    Bookmark   November 29, 2013 at 5:42PM
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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!
    Bookmark   August 6, 2014 at 12:08PM
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Thank you so much, this was such a fun project!
    Bookmark   August 6, 2014 at 12:13PM
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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
    Bookmark   September 21, 2012 at 4:43PM
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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.
    Bookmark   June 10, 2012 at 10:58AM
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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
    Bookmark   June 6, 2012 at 8:00AM
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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.
    Bookmark   June 6, 2012 at 6:29PM
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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
    Bookmark   May 25, 2012 at 8:32AM
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January 11, 2015
Gwendolyn_de_Ashborough Gwendolyn wrote:
Where can one by the DOOR? - Where can one by the DOOR? Its Gorgeous !!
January 1, 2013
Brigitte Reynolds wrote:
Would you know the golden tree behind please

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Thanks to the dormer window, it's hard to tell if this is a pyramid roof, with a single peak, or a hip roof, which would have a ridge at the center.
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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