Last summer we built a shed in the historic Village of Longboat on Longboat Key, which was the talk of the neighborhood according to our customers. The home where the shed was built is the oldest building on the island, built in 1902 and was originally an Inn and Restaurant. The shed we built for them used elements of the main building, including novelty wood siding and a metal roof. It was the first one we built with a transom over the shed doors, which turned out to be a really nice architectural feature.
Sign commemorating the first house constructed on Longboat Key that has unfortunately been lost
The shed was set to the rear of the main building, along the side yard with access to the rear alley. It was set far enough from the side property line to allow storage of kayaks and other equipment, so the owners had the concrete pad extended to the side.
Setting the 10'x16 shed on a concrete slab
The shed had a very steep roof, gable vent that complemented the main house, and a double set of doors that faced the rear alley.
Custom 10x16 shed as seen from the alley
The side of the shed has a central doors flanked by two 6/1 windows. There are also flood vents since the area is located in a flood zone.
And a year later, with lighting to set it off nicely.
About 9 months after completing the shed, we were contacted by a neighbor in Longboat Key who also lived in a historic home. His home was originally the one-room school house for the village, which had been transformed into a residence in the 1950s. He liked the neighbor's shed just the way it was, so asked for something similar, using elements that complemented his home.
10'x16' custom shed with 6/6 wood windows set on a concrete slab
The shed also features a transom over the double shed doors
The shed sits nicely in the lushly landscaped yard