Every time we are approached by an artist in need of a studio, we end up with a unique shed design that is worthy of showing off. In this case, a local artist in Citrus County requested a fairly large 14'x16' shed with lots of windows. The design has great balance, is filled with light and looks lovely with a great set of accent French doors. It will serve as a great "She Shed" for the owner.

Historic Shed 14x16 custom shed
This clasic shed is accented nicely with a fun colored set of French doors.
Historic Shed 14x16 Front Facade
The front elevation has nice symmetry.
14x16 Historic Shed with multi-pane windows
The shed has a nice bank of three windows on the left side.
Rear of 14'x16' Artists Shed
The rear of the shed has two operable transom windows, allowing light, but also wall space inside.
Historic Shed with Retractable Screen Door
Retractable screen doors were installed behind the French doors to give protection from bugs but not taking up interior floor space.
Historic Shed Interior
The interior walls were insulated and tongue and groove pine installed.
Historic Shed Finished Interior
The finished interior has exposed roof framing with board sheathing and pine T & G walls with simple trim.
Historic Shed Finished Interior
The finished interior looking out.
Finished Shed Interior
The interior after some fun creative moments - photo courtesy the Owner.
Shed Interior
Ready to move in - photo courtesy the Owner.
Shed by a Pool
And a beautiful view of the shed in the yard, courtesy the Owner.

A few months ago, we were contacted by an artist who has a 1950s Mid Century Modern style home in Tampa who wanted a studio that would complement her home. The Historic Shed MiMo shed was adapted to meet her needs and to match elements from her home.

MiMO Architecture Florida
The Ballast Point home, built in 1957, has a low sloped roof, brick and T1-11 exterior and fixed windows that follow the roof slope.
In order to maximize the space in the studio and allow for the transoms above the door, the front wall was raised to 9' high, and the rear wall to 8'.
MiMo Shed
The shed roof line is followed by the side triangular transoms.
The front elevation features a pair of single light French doors, two transom windows, and a 4' roof extension.
The front elevation features a pair of single light French doors, two transom windows, and a 4' roof extension.
MiMo Historic Shed
Set off nicely with some shell rock

 

Historic Shed MiMo
A nice seating area
The homeonwer finshed out the interior, adding insulation, AC and finishes
The homeowner finished out the interior, adding insulation, AC and finishes
Artists modern studio
Inside the studio
Home Office Shed Interior with Mini-Split AC unit

We have found that Florida artists love our Historic Shed outbuildings for studios. Inspired by the Sunny Artist Studio Shed, an artist in Sarasota contacted us to build a similarly styled shed for their back yard painting studio.

Studio Shed
Their gable studio shed is 12'x12' and has a 4' front porch extension supported by large brackets. As always, artists pick great and unique color schemes that enhance our sheds. These colors look spectacular in person!
The shed features a double set of wood 10 light French doors and double hung wood windows on each side. The angled placement of the shed in the corner of the yard makes it a focal point in the landscape.
The shed features a double set of wood 10-light French doors and Jeld Wen double-hung wood windows on each side. The angled placement of the shed in the corner of the yard makes it a focal point from all vantage points.
Concrete inscription
The owners placed wooden letters in the wet concrete for a fun entrance into the shed.
Artists shed interior
Wood planks were installed over insulation to finish off the walls. The roof framing and sheathing were left exposed for a rustic look with extra height.
Artists shed interior through French doors
Looking into the empty shed, ready to move in.
Artist Studio Shed Landscaped
After Historic Shed completed their installation, the owners installed landscaping. (Photo courtesy of the owner)

Studio Shed with doors open

Double French doors at the end of the new path make for an inviting studio full of light and fresh air. (Photo courtesy of the owner)

Artists Studio Shed interior
The shed interior finished and ready for inspiration. (Photo courtesy of the owner)

When a local artist called Historic Shed for her new art studio, she knew exactly what she wanted. She'd been saving our ad from a magazine for several years and had sketched up all her ideas in her notebook. We built her a 12' x 12'  shed with paired French doors on three sides. A 4' roof extension on the front is supported by large brackets, providing shelter for her doors and a seating area. The shed has a metal roof and cypress siding.

Historic Shed Custom Shed
The owner says she opens the doors on all three sides to get a nice breeze and lots of light.
The owner installed shelves along the back wall (the only one with no doors or windows). A mini-split AC system is located at the peak of the wall, allowing lots of storage below. A sink was installed at the right end of the counter after these photos were taken.
The owner installed shelves along the back wall (the only one with no doors or windows). A mini-split AC system is located at the peak of the wall, allowing lots of storage below. A sink was installed at the right end of the counter after these photos were taken.
Artist Studio Shed Doors
The interior was finished with drywall but the roof framing and sheathing were left exposed.
Artist studio shed
The three pairs of French doors allow ample light in the room.
Custom garden shed art studio
The lovely landscaping provides a nice view from inside the shed.
table on wheels
A set of wheels make a mobile surface from her work table.

A flash back to construction below: the exterior shell took 3 days to put up. After the electrical and AC unit was installed, Historic Shed finished out the shed interior with drywall and cypress trim. The roof framing and sheathing was left exposed for and open look.

Shed foundation
The concrete slab ready for the shed delivery.
Concrete slab design
The owner had etched the slab entry porch as it was setting up to create a really special detail.
Bright shed
The shed starting to come together.
Shed fans
We had a crowd excited to see the shed go up.
Custom shed building
The shed exterior nearing completion
Bright colored shed
Isn't it cute?
Nice shed
Ready for creativity.

Historic Shed was contacted by an artist in Ormond Beach, Florida to design and build a unique shed to be used as an art studio.  The studio shed incorporates a salvaged wood door with sidelights, a dutch door and lots of windows. To top it off, it has a fun color scheme, perfect for the beach location.

Artist's Studio Shed

 

A recent Historic Shed project was designed for the owner to use as a watercolor painting studio. At 10'x10', the shed did not require a building permit in the City of St. Petersburg.

Studio Shed - 10'x10' gable shed with finished interior
10'x10' gable shed with a finished interior for use as an artists studio.

The studio shed incorporates a door that the owner had saved from the main house many years before. Termites has done extensive damage to the bottom of the door, which we trimmed down and patched.

Mission style shed door
A salvaged mission style wood door makes a nice focal point on the shed facade.
Metal roof on shed
Salvaged wood windows are located on both sides of the shed to capture cross-breezes.

The interior was finished out with drywall and a tiny wall AC unit will keep the studio comfortable in summer months.

Chandelier in artist studio shed

Trusses with chandelier in artist shed

Bungalow painting studio shedThe shed complements a 1920s bungalow that the owners have lived in for over 30 years.

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