This structure re-imagines the detached laneway garage, (often an under-utilized storage space), and makes it into a true extension of the home. This space strikes a balance between between precious and utilitarian to support a wide range of uses: it is a functioning garage, occasional workshop, a three-season space for entertaining guests, dining, writing, and simply enjoying the quiet seclusion of the leafy rear yard.
The building features hardwearing terrazzo floors and countertops, an exposed douglas-fir structure, black-stained OSB sheathing, and meticulously detailed steel-framed windows and doors. In the yard between garage and house, a new outdoor kitchen with a Wolf Range repeats the theme of cedar and terrazzo, and custom designed globe lights tie the entire space together.
Optionally, the owner can park inside the garage a midnight blue Porsche 911 Carrera 4S as a prop for the set, or the car can be removed so that the garage is empty. As another option, a dining set can be added to turn the space into an outdoor eating space.