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Not your average backyard shed!
Not your average backyard shed!
Harrell Remodeling, Inc. / Design + Build
What our clients needed: • Create a garden folly that doubles as a well-built shed for crafts and storage. • Size the structure large enough for comfortable storage without dominating the garden. • Discreetly locate the shed in the far corner of the rear yard while maintaining existing trees. • Ensure that the structure is protected from the weather and carefully detailed to deter access of wildlife and rodents. FUNCTION • Construct the shed slab close to grade to permit easy access for bicycle storage, while building shed walls above grade to ensure against termites and dryrot. • Install a French door and operable casement windows to admit plenty of daylight and provide views to the garden. • Include rugged built-in work bench, shelves, bike racks and tool storage for a rustic well-organized and efficient space. • Incorporate GFIC electrical service for safe access to power at this distant corner of the yard. • Position energy-efficient interior lighting to ensure space can be used year-round. • Switch control of exterior light from house and from shed for ease of command. AESTHETICS • Design and detail the shed to coordinate with the Arts and Crafts style house. • Include an arbor for future flowering vines, further softening the shed’s garden presence. • Simple and rustic interior surfaces ensure that the space is easy to clean. • Create an aged and softly weathered appearance, and protect the exterior siding by finishing the cedar with a custom-colored semi-transparent stain. INNOVATIVE MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION • Factory-built components were pre-assembled to allow for a speedy assembly and for a shorter on-site construction schedule. • Each component was easily transported through the yard without disturbing garden features. • Decorative exterior trim frames the door and windows, while a simpler trim is used inside the unadorned shed. OBSTACLE OVERCOME • The structure is located in the corner of the yard to avoid disturbance of a curly willow tree. • The low-profile structure is positioned close to property lines while staying beneath the allowable daylight plane for structures. • To comply with daylight plane close to fence, the roof form combines hip and gable forms, with door located at gable end. • The height of the modest interior is maximized, without exceeding the allowable building height. CRAFTSMANSHIP • The concrete slab was precisely formed and finished for ease of shed assembly before the factory-built components were delivered to site. • Precision planning meant the pre-framed door fit exactly between raised concrete curb.
Carriage House and entry
Carriage House and entry
Lynn Hopkins Architects
The garage is a free stranding carriage house, appropriate for the era of the house. The structure has a dormered loft on the second level as well as a very large wood bin on one side and a potting/storage shed on the other.
Villanova, PA - Beautiful Backyard Barn
Villanova, PA - Beautiful Backyard Barn
Gardner/Fox Associates, Inc
A wide open lawn provided the perfect setting for a beautiful backyard barn. The home owners, who are avid gardeners, wanted an indoor workshop and space to store supplies - and they didn’t want it to be an eyesore. During the contemplation phase, they came across a few barns designed by a company called Country Carpenters and fell in love with the charm and character of the structures. Since they had worked with us in the past, we were automatically the builder of choice! Country Carpenters sent us the drawings and supplies, right down to the pre-cut lengths of lumber, and our carpenters put all the pieces together. In order to accommodate township rules and regulations regarding water run-off, we performed the necessary calculations and adjustments to ensure the final structure was built 6 feet shorter than indicated by the original plans.
Barrington Hills Barn
Barrington Hills Barn
Tiedmann Enterprises
Inspiration for a cottage barn remodel in Chicago
Eleanor - Low Country Farmhouse
Eleanor - Low Country Farmhouse
Visbeen Architects
The best of past and present architectural styles combine in this welcoming, farmhouse-inspired design. Clad in low-maintenance siding, the distinctive exterior has plenty of street appeal, with its columned porch, multiple gables, shutters and interesting roof lines. Other exterior highlights included trusses over the garage doors, horizontal lap siding and brick and stone accents. The interior is equally impressive, with an open floor plan that accommodates today’s family and modern lifestyles. An eight-foot covered porch leads into a large foyer and a powder room. Beyond, the spacious first floor includes more than 2,000 square feet, with one side dominated by public spaces that include a large open living room, centrally located kitchen with a large island that seats six and a u-shaped counter plan, formal dining area that seats eight for holidays and special occasions and a convenient laundry and mud room. The left side of the floor plan contains the serene master suite, with an oversized master bath, large walk-in closet and 16 by 18-foot master bedroom that includes a large picture window that lets in maximum light and is perfect for capturing nearby views. Relax with a cup of morning coffee or an evening cocktail on the nearby covered patio, which can be accessed from both the living room and the master bedroom. Upstairs, an additional 900 square feet includes two 11 by 14-foot upper bedrooms with bath and closet and a an approximately 700 square foot guest suite over the garage that includes a relaxing sitting area, galley kitchen and bath, perfect for guests or in-laws.
Garage Storage
Garage Storage
Organized Living
Organized Living freedomRail provides endless possibilities to organize work and gardening tools. Shelves, racks and hooks are all adjustable which is important when it comes to customizing storage to your needs. Perfect for garages, sheds and workshops. See more ways to use freedomRail here: http://www.organizedliving.com/home/products/freedomrail-garage
Chenal Valley - Sologne
Chenal Valley - Sologne
Parkinson Building Group
Garage - large traditional two-car garage idea in Little Rock
Petunia, a Japanese Tea House
Petunia, a Japanese Tea House
Hoffman Grayson Architects LLP
You enter the Tea House, named Petunia, through a pair of custom mahogany French Doors. Glen Grayson, Architect
Example of a detached studio / workshop shed design in New York
Clopay Coachman Collection Carriage House Garage Doors
Clopay Coachman Collection Carriage House Garage Doors
Clopay
Clopay Coachman Collection insulated steel carriage house garage doors with cross buck pattern and REC13 windows, painted white.
Large ornate detached three-car garage photo in Cincinnati
Portola Valley Barn
Portola Valley Barn
Gentry Construction, Inc.
Huge farmhouse three-car garage photo in San Francisco
Palmetto Bluff - South Carolina Low Country Home
Palmetto Bluff - South Carolina Low Country Home
Markalunas Architecture Group
Lisa Carroll
Example of a farmhouse two-car garage design in Atlanta
La Senda
La Senda
Jon Encarnacion Photography
Trendy garage photo in Orange County
Modern Carport w/ Planters
Modern Carport w/ Planters
Waterloo Outdoor Design Build
Modern Carport
Carport - large contemporary detached two-car carport idea in Austin
Haas Doors- Custom Garage Doors
Haas Doors- Custom Garage Doors
Sawran Overhead Door
Mid-sized elegant attached three-car garage photo in New York
Garden Studio
Garden Studio
vendrolini
Philippe Vendrolini
Studio / workshop shed - victorian detached studio / workshop shed idea in San Francisco
Country Carriage House
Country Carriage House
Patrick Ahearn Architect
Greg Premru
Example of a mid-sized classic detached four-car garage design in Boston
Custom Sheds
Custom Sheds
The Shed Shop USA
Mid-sized elegant detached garden shed photo in Minneapolis
Barn Accessory Dwelling Unit
Barn Accessory Dwelling Unit
WSM Craft
Perfectly settled in the shade of three majestic oak trees, this timeless homestead evokes a deep sense of belonging to the land. The Wilson Architects farmhouse design riffs on the agrarian history of the region while employing contemporary green technologies and methods. Honoring centuries-old artisan traditions and the rich local talent carrying those traditions today, the home is adorned with intricate handmade details including custom site-harvested millwork, forged iron hardware, and inventive stone masonry. Welcome family and guests comfortably in the detached garage apartment. Enjoy long range views of these ancient mountains with ample space, inside and out.
Barn Garage
Barn Garage
Blake H. Held, Architect, PLLC
Two Car Garage with Storage loft above.
Barn - large cottage detached barn idea in New York
Randolph Stewart Architecture
Randolph Stewart Architecture
Tom Jenkins Films
Photography by Tom Jenkins TomJenkinsFilms.com
Farmhouse two-car garage photo in Atlanta