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Detached Garage


Project Type

Residential / Detached Garage


Sewickley, Pennsylvania


This client had a carefully and elegantly maintained home that they dearly loved.  When they acquired an adjacent lot, mainly for a play area for visiting grandchildren, and they began to acquire collectable cars, the need for a new garage became obvious. They came to us with some specific requirements: Create a building that looks comfortable next to their house, using similar materials, with a place to store their cars, and a workout and media space on the upper floor. We chose to locate the garage at the lower area of the site, preserving the gently rolling front yard for a play area.  The steeply sloping rear of the site enabled us to house the cars at the first level and, with a structural floor, create a walk out lower level for storage and workout areas that could include outside, fresh air exposure during warm months. The upper level, framed with heavy wood timbers, utilizes dormers to allow interesting windows and light at the interior.  The exposed wood framing cantilevers from the center bay to allow a deck that juts out into the wooded area below, with privacy from the road, and a delightful view of the trees beyond.

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