Historic Shed recently completed this new heavy timber pool pavilion with exposed rafters set on a concrete pad, with a 5-V Crimp metal roof. Set in a new neighborhood in Florida, the shelter will provide much-needed shaded seating near the pool. The owner is having the area professionally landscaped and we hope to show off finished photos of the yard when it is complete.

The residential pool pavilion was constructed to give shade in a new neighborhood with few trees near Orlando.
The 10'x14' residential pool pavilion was constructed to give shade in a new neighborhood with few mature trees near Orlando.
6x6 posts and beams give the building a strong presence. Blue brackets give it some whimsy.
6x6 posts and beams give the building a strong presence. Blue brackets give it some whimsy.
The building has a metal 5-V Crimp galvalume roof.
The building has a metal 5-V Crimp galvalume roof.
The 1x6 cypress roof sheathing was left exposed and unpainted to accentuate the 3x6 rafters.
The 1x6 cypress roof sheathing was left exposed and unpainted to accentuate the 3x6 rafters.

 

In Florida, we don't always need a full garage to protect our vehicles. We prefer to keep our cars out of the sun and rain, but since we don't deal with snow, walls are nice, but not required. Therefore, many homes built after the 1920s, when cars became commonplace, have integral carports as part of the design in Florida, even when they also have a detached garage.

Mission style residence designed with an integral carport built in the 1920s.
Bungalow with integral carport built in the 1920s with a detached garage to the rear.
Historic detached carport for a bungalow. This one has storage built in along the side.
Detached carport at a Tudor style home in Tampa.
MiMo Carport
Integral carport on a Mid Century Modern home

Other Florida homes have a detached carport design that is easy to add to any historic home property. These designs date from the 1880s through today, with elements from Craftsman Bungalows, Colonial Revival, and Mid-Century Modern all used to make unique and useful structures.

Detached simple gable car port for a bungalow found in Tampa.
Detached car port with triple columns for a Minimal Traditional home located in Tampa.

Historic Shed can custom design a detached car port to complement your historic home to protect your car and enhance your yard. Each design can incorporate details from the main house, using traditional materials and design elements that will look right at home at your historic property. These structures can double as entertainment pavilions as well for special occasions.

Carport designed and built by Historic Shed in St. Augustine.

Some various carport/ storage options that may work for you:

Carportwithsidestorage
Front gable single car carport with side storage
Carportwithsidestoragehipped
Hipped roof single car carport with side storage
Carportwithsidestoragesidegable
Side Gable single car carport with side storage
Carportwithstorage
Gable two-car carport with storage to the rear
Carportwithstorage1car
Hipped roof single car carport with storage to the rear
Hipped roof two-car carport with storage to the rear

Sometimes you need to get out of the sun but don't want to leave the pool side. This sturdy, permanent wood pavilion makes a lovely yard accent as well as the perfect setting for sipping your favorite tropical cocktail, complete with mini umbrella. This design can easily be adapted to a pool cabana/ changing area with the use of privacy curtains. It is also more suited as a gazebo for bungalow style homes than Victorian-stylized octagonal gazebos.

Pool Pavilion
Pool Pavilion
Pool Pavilion
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