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Near Seattle, An Inspired Garage Conversion

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Sep 09, 2014 01:03 AM
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by Promila Shastri last modified Sep 08, 2014

There are run-of-the-mill, make-shift garage apartments, and then there’s this astonishingly graceful refurbished garage that extinguishes obvious clues to its former life in one elegant swoop. Located on Vashon Island, off the coast of Seattle, this 440 square foot detached garage on a waterfront property owned by a pair of art collectors, was given an — Continue reading …




 

 

vashon-show-glass-garage-copper-sidingThere are run-of-the-mill, make-shift garage apartments, and then there’s this astonishingly graceful refurbished garage that extinguishes obvious clues to its former life in one elegant swoop. Located on Vashon Island, off the coast of Seattle, this 440 square foot detached garage on a waterfront property owned by a pair of art collectors, was given an appropriately artful new (and award-winning) life by the Seattle-based design studio Graypants.

While the original structure’s footprint remains the same, and sections of wood were salvaged and repurposed anew, the resulting conversion was nothing short of a caterpillar-to-butterfly metamorphosis, a plain wood shed turned into glass and steel jewel, suited to any number of inventive uses—except car parking. “New and old elements have been merged to celebrate the beauty of everyday interactions,” say the architects, and, well, it’s quite an inspired celebration, we’d say.AMP_GrayPants_119_webvashon-show-pine-purlins-windowvashon-show-corian-shelf-dining-table-stoveAMP_GrayPants_074_webvashon-show-shingled-walls-cedar-deckAMP_GrayPants_107_webAMP_GrayPants_112_webvashon-show-glass-window-seat-cushions-1vashon_show_garage-glass-facadeImages: Dwell, Graypants

 


 

 

 
 
 

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