Manchester Garage / Garden Room

This new 12’ x 18’ outbuilding in Manchester, Mass. functions as a garage in the winter and as an outdoor living space in the spring through fall. It replaced a tired, metal garage in a similar location. The garage/garden room adapts seasonally thanks to a pair of cedar, carriage-style doors that swing open toward the driveway and another pair of glazed, cedar, barn-like doors that slide wide open on the garden side for easy yard access. Here New England vernacular details are combined with the owners’ Caribbean-inspired furnishings.

See this project in the September 2006 issue of Cottage Living magazine, on the myhomesideas website, and in The New Small House.