A Custom Garage for a Historic Bungalow

When Florida neighborhoods were being developed during the early 20th century, garages were commonly built behind the quaint bungalows with details that matched the main home. Many of these early outbuildings survive today, but many more have been demolished with only concrete slabs remaining in the backyards or newer structures replacing them.

At our most recent project in the Duckpond Neighborhood in Gainesville there was an existing metal garage behind the c. 1913 home, most likely built in the 1950s, that was too small to house a car and a hazard to anyone who touched the rusty edges. Historic Shed was hired to design and build a new custom gable roofed garage with a side workshop in a style that might have been built contemporary with the main house. The detached garage we designed reflected elements from the main house including the roof slope, shingled gable end, gable end vent, exposed rafter tails and siding. The design was reviewed and approved by the Gainesville Historic Preservation Review Board.


Bungalow Garage construction

Garage under construction at the Historic Shed shop

Bunaglow two car garage installation

Garage installation at the job site

Garage gable vent and shingles

Gable end architectural details complement the main house

Historic Shed Baungalow Garage

And the garage all assembled with 6'x12' side workshop

Garage doors

CHI Steeel OH Door with Carriage House Overlay

Side of the garage

Windows let light into the garage from the other side

Gable garage by Historic Shed

The garage ready for a new driveway

Garage Interior

The interior of the garage was finished with plywood for added strength. The roof is framed with attic trusses allowing extra storage.

Many thanks to the Gainesville Door Company for the garage door installation, JAM Construction for installing the concrete slab, and Archer Electric Service.

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