A vacation home’s renovated garage fuses art and architecture in Seattle. The “tiny but mighty” structure—as architect Seth Grizzle describes it—packs a wealth of uses into a compact footprint.
Architect Cary Bernstein transformed a dated garage into a modern playroom for clients in San Francisco. The playroom confers just the right balance of independence and proximity. There is plenty of storage for toys and art supplies, and a magnetized chalkboard wall encourages temporary exhibitions. Playful but sophisticated, the room was designed to evolve with the family.
An architect reimagines an outdated brick garage by designing a graceful new family home atop its foundation. The home is clad in brick on the base, and a cedar rainscreen covers the top level.
A dilapidated auto shop in Seattle is reborn as an efficient studio rental. The studio rental features plenty of wooden ledges, nooks, and shelves for keeping belongings organized. In the living room, a low white wall is capped with fir wood salvaged from the garage’s former posts. On the east wall, a half-door made of reclaimed cedar looks out on a garden.
After a tree falls in Santa Monica, a garage is reborn as a 600-square-foot family gathering spot. Architect Emily Jagoda came up with a design for an informal retreat that would accommodate a comfortable family room, a pair of offices, and a bathroom.