Historic Shed recently was able to put its mark on our own Hernando County by building a new 8'x8' parking attendant shed for the Pine Island Beach Park. While Hernando County is located directly on the Gulf of Mexico, there are few public beaches, with Pine Island Park offering the only sandy Gulf beach. Therefore our little shack will be seen by many residents and visitors to Hernando County, particularly as Florida winter weather attracts northerners in the next couple of months. The island history is important in Hernando County history and some interesting background on the island and surrounding area can be read here in the Hernando Sun.

The Gulf is very shallow off Hernando County and while Pine Island is beautiful, it is more a wading beach than a swimming beach.
The birds really like the beach at Pine Island. I take a photo of the footprint patterns nearly every time I go there.
Here are some of the beach footprint makers: Black Skimmers

 

The small shed was placed on a concrete slab and the interior will be finished out by the county. The layout allows the parking attendant to take in the parking fee, while enjoying  cool air from a ClimateRight 5000 BTU unit. The vibrant colors were chosen by County staff, who clearly had a really good time making their choices. The colors will compliment a new fence and playground equipment that are part of the overall park upgrades.

The shed's vibrant colors now greet all visitors to the park. The cypress shutters are operable and allow the windows to be secured after hours and during storms. Hooks hold them open so that breezes won't slam them shut.
Flood vents are located on two sides of the shed as it is located within a flood zone.
Shutters closed and latched. This is what shutters are designed to do.
The batten shutters really make a nice accent on the shed, as well as being functional.

The shed that gets the most "oohs" and "aahs" when we are out at shows is definitely the Snack Shack we built in Palm Harbor a few years ago. Painted in  fun colors, it conjures up sunny days with umbrella adorned drinks in hand. With our latest Coastal Breeze Snack Shack, I think we have another ideal tropical back yard, and this one is available as a vacation rental.

Installing theHistoric Shed Snack Shack
Installing the Coastal Breeze Snack Shack
Bar openings
The bar features two awning shutters that open for cocktail hour. The front 4' of the shed is used for the bar, the rear is for storage. The bar has a 4' covered porch deck.
Pub Shed by Pool
The 12'x14' Snack Shack Pub Shed nestles nicely by the pool.
Pub shed in pool area
A view from the yard looks rather inviting.
Tropical Shed
The shed is designed to complement the house and the yard.
Pub Shed Bar Opening
The homeowners had to make sure it worked. The inside of the bar was finished with tongue and groove pine.
Pub Shed
12'x14' Historic Shed Snack Shack Shed ready for company!

Historic Shed™ recently completed a lovely flamingo pink shed set by a pool in a well landscaped backyard in Dania Beach. The shed had SmartSide smooth lap siding, cypress trim, 4x4 eave brackets, JeldWen double-hung wood windows, and a pair of French doors.

Pool House Shed
The tropical color contrasts nicely with the relaxing blue of the pool
Tropical Pool House
A pair of French doors makes an inviting elevation
Outdoor kitchen by pool
The shed helps frame in the outdoor kitchen and seating area
Tropical Pool Shed
The shed from above
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