The mixed program of garage and apartment is seamlessly integrated into an elegantly proportioned gambrel barn.
The garage accomodates two cars via overhead rolling doors. An additional bay provides large object storage and informal gathering space. A curtain mounted on a rail blocks the cars out of view and transforms the space into a picturesque summer room looking out onto the yard. Additional doors allow quick access to gardening tools and egress towards the main house.
The lofted apartment is self contained, with its own access to utilities and extra storage on the ground floor. Despite its small size it is full of character and special ammenities like a south-facing balcony.
The garage structure is built in the local vernacular barn tradition. A timber frame
provides the primary structure as well as imbues the garage space with warmth and character. The properties of timber also give it high insulation properties (1.41 R-Value / inch).
A highly insulated apartment is lofted above. This gabled unit takes full advantage of the
timbers by leaving them exposed throughout.
P.S. Please don't mind the color rendition of the boards- they became discolored during PDF to JPEG conversion!
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