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.
This clasic shed is accented nicely with a fun colored set of French doors.
The front elevation has nice symmetry.
The shed has a nice bank of three windows on the left side.
The rear of the shed has two operable transom windows, allowing light, but also wall space inside.
Retractable screen doors were installed behind the French doors to give protection from bugs but not taking up interior floor space.
The interior walls were insulated and tongue and groove pine installed.
The finished interior has exposed roof framing with board sheathing and pine T & G walls with simple trim.
The finished interior looking out.
The interior after some fun creative moments - photo courtesy the Owner.
Ready to move in - photo courtesy the Owner.
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.
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'.
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.
Set off nicely with some shell rock
A nice seating area
The homeowner finished out the interior, adding insulation, AC and finishes
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.
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 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.
The owners placed wooden letters in the wet concrete for a fun entrance into the shed.
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.
Looking into the empty shed, ready to move in.
After Historic Shed completed their installation, the owners installed landscaping. (Photo courtesy of the owner)
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)
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.
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 interior was finished with drywall but the roof framing and sheathing were left exposed.
The three pairs of French doors allow ample light in the room.
The lovely landscaping provides a nice view from inside the shed.
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.
The concrete slab ready for the shed delivery.
The owner had etched the slab entry porch as it was setting up to create a really special detail.
The shed starting to come together.
We had a crowd excited to see the shed go up.
- The shed exterior nearing completion
Isn't it cute?
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.
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.
A salvaged mission style wood door makes a nice focal point on the shed facade.
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.
The shed complements a 1920s bungalow that the owners have lived in for over 30 years.