One car, two car, three car…whatever we have, it is sometimes not enough.

Whether you need to add an extra bay or an entirely new structure, garages are a functional addition to your property.  It can address an additional storage need, be a hobby car workshop, or become the “man cave” or “woman cave” or your dreams.

Wild Cherry Garage

The family was looking for additional garage space for an additional car and a specialty hobby car that they own. An enclosed attic loft space was included to create an office space upstairs. With over two acres to work with, we considered several site options at the beginning of the project.  The site posed many environmental concerns, including flood plains, wetlands areas, and steep slopes.  We decided to locate the garage close to the original home and driveway and tie the garage into the house to create a “gateway” to the backyard. The original project has been phased and will eventually tie the new garage aesthetic into the existing home with a new arbor and trellis connecting the two.

Stonehedge Barn

I had passed this property hundreds of times, admiring its historic farmhouse, and was excited when the owners called me to design their new barn/garage.  The garage needed to fit on the site with their farmhouse and existing small garage, adjacent to a beautiful horse farm on Limeport Pike in Center Valley.  The Owners were interested in a “barn” look that would blend into the surrounding farms, so we studied the surrounding farms and barn architecture. The solution was a three-bay, extra deep barn garage, with adequate lighting for working on the cars and other projects, with a bonus loft overlooking the lower level. The exterior is covered in cementitious siding, an environmentally-friendly cladding material that has a long life, long-lasting color and is low maintenance.  We had the builder install it vertically like traditional wood board and batten barn siding to match the surrounding barns and the base is clad in locally-quarried thin cut stone.