Garage Apartments/ Carriage Houses

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Historic Shed™ offers traditional detached  one- and two-car garage-apartments with classic lines and materials.

A hybrid combination of Historic Shed™ traditional  cottages and detached garages, two-story garage-apartments are designed and built to complement historic Florida homes.  Our wood-framed garages are constructed on concrete slabs and outfitted with modern overhead doors faced to resemble carriage house style doors, allowing you to use a standard garage door opener. Each garage uses traditional design and detailing, making them the perfect accessory building in historic neighborhoods. All garage construction meets or exceeds Florida Building Code. In addition, we can install plywood on the interior walls of our garages for added strength and convenience.

One-Car Carriage House                               Two-Car Carriage House

Historic Shed™ Garage Apartments feature the following:

The nearly finished exterior.

STRUCTURE/ EXTERIOR

  • Placed on a reinforced concrete slab foundation
    • You can provide or Historic Shed can take care of it
  • #2 southern yellow pine framing
  • Pressure treated (PT) sill plates
  • Attic trusses for convenient storage
    • Plywood ceiling on garage ends
  • Hurricane clips tie the building from foundation to roof
  • Cypress, Pine or SmartSide siding in a variety of profiles
    • Board & Batten siding also available
  • Cypress trim with traditional detailing
  • Full 1×6 roof sheathing boards
  • 8′ or 9′ wide overhead doors faced to resemble carriage house doors that operate with standard garage door openers
    • Custom sizes available
    • Traditional Carriage House style doors can also be installed
  • Exterior Stairs
    • Interior stair versions also available
  • Primed two coats
  • Painted to your color choice – up to 3 colors (siding, trim, accent color for door and/or windows)
  • Delivery and set-up included
  • Custom sizes and configuration available
  • Can be adapted to complement Craftsman bungalows, Colonial, Neoclassical, Monterey, Minimal Traditional, and Mid Century Modern sytle homes
  • Historic Shed pulls all necessary permits

COTTAGE INTERIOR (Typical)

Landscaping completes the look.

  • Insulation to Code
  • Drywall on walls
  • Tongue and Groove wood ceiling
  • Wood interior door and window trim
  • Wood base
  • Several flooring options
  • Tile options for bath
  • Conventional or Ductless AC systems