New Doors for an Old Garage

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Historic Shed was recently contacted by a resident in the Palma Ceia neighborhood in Tampa about a historic garage on their property. They were thinking about listing the darling Mission-style bungalow for sale, but were concerned that the old garage was not an asset to the property. It was useful, but not attractive due to multiple alterations; the wide doors had been replaced with a metal door and window, the driveway removed, and the entire roof reframed (we speculate that it was originally a flat roofed garage with parapets that matched the main house).

We determined that the easiest solution to giving the building some historic character again was to install a new pair of carriage house-style doors made of cypress bead-board with a period-inspired design. Since the garage was too narrow to fit a modern car, and to improve the structural strength, we made the doors a bit narrower than the originals would have been. The old garage now complements the main house again and nestles nicely into the landscape.

The Historic Garage with New Bead Board Doors

Cypress Bead Board Doors

Posted on May 9, 2011 7:49 pm