A Craftsman Shed in Old Seminole Heights

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Historic Shed’s most recent project was constructed in Tampa’s historic Seminole Heights neighborhood to complement an interesting, and virtually unchanged Craftsman bungalow. The owners needed to replace a metal shed that had reached a state of extreme disrepair and wanted the new building to reflect the design of their home.

Historic Image of Craftsman Bungalow in Tampa

This Burgert Brothers photo shows the main house shortly after construction. The house looks very similar today, with the exception of the unusual roofing material that looks like an embossed roll roofing. Anyone know what it is?

Existing Shed

The old shed had served the property for many years, but termites had eaten most of the framing, there was a dirt floor and a tree was growing through the side.

Bungalow Shed by Historic Shed

The shed, designed by Historic Shed, incorporated the low roof slope of the main house, outriggers, exposed rafter tails, siding and traditional trim.

Bungalow style Shed by Historic Shed

The 14’x14′ wood storage shed has a 4′ deep porch with a wood deck, two wood windows, paired cypress bead board doors, and a 5-V Crimp metal roof.

Bead board shed doors

The shed features paired cypress bead board doors with heavy duty hinges.

Potting Shed Porch

The 4′ porch will provide shade for potting plants for the yard.

While we were working on the shed, we had the pleasure of working alongside guys from Redman Fence. This is the second time we’ve worked on a job at the same time as Redman. Very nice guys that do really nice work.

Click the images below to see a slideshow of the entire shed construction process.

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Posted on December 29, 2012 5:56 pm
  1. VandaGums

    Thank you for the fine work. We’re very pleased with our new shed. We’ll let you know when the backyard looks a little less like the trenches of WWI for some better photos. As to the original roof in the Burgert Brothers photo, while I don’t know what the material is, I wonder if it was meant to look like Japanese rolled eaves? I was recently reading about the James Allen Freeman house in Pasadena, CA and was immediately reminded by the accompanying photos to the article.

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    Chris Somers It depends on where the brick or stone would be used on the building. We’ve done brick piers for a foundation before and could certainly do a brick or stone stem wall foundation to set the building on. Whatever we build at the shop has to be transportable.


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