Like the main house, this garage-turned-guest space has a farmhouse exterior that was inspired by the barns of New England. Ornamental grasses flank the structure on either side and further that charming, country vibe.
With the help of a sleeper sofa, this living space can quickly become a bedroom for visiting friends or family members. A triptych of a deer adds interest to the wall and pairs well with the faux-fur throw pillows, shag rug and raw wood coffee table.
The landscape and design of buildings holding office, exercise and guest spaces are focused on being minimal for a family retreat on a lake in New York. Architect Bohlin Cywinski Jackson and Michael Vergason Landscape Architects won an American Society of Landscape Architects award for the project.
The small cottage lake house boasts a loft guest space that houses two twin beds, plenty of built-in storage, access to a kitchenette, a dining table, a desk and a dresser. To fit all of this functionality into the private space without making it feel cluttered, designers exposed the high ceilings and used an elegant, neutral color palette.
A guest suite offers sleep space for two, a spot to watch to TV, a fully equipped kitchenette and private bathroom. Wood beams running along the vaulted ceiling offer a more casual take on the style of the main house.
White walls and aqua accents give this combined office-guest room a light, airy feel. Custom sliding doors divide the space and bring privacy to the guest space. Modern lighting and dark hardwood flooring mix with softer, more rustic elements to create an interesting mix.
A stunning outdoor space is a must for a vacation home in the mountains. Where a sitting area and dining table create plenty of room for guests, space heaters and a stone fireplace keep the setting warm.
A custom garage door opens to a private balcony in this sleek, chic carriage house guest space, which once served as a detached garage. The suite is fully equipped for guests' comfort, including this private outdoors space that allows company to enjoy the property's pretty views.
Double queen beds create a comfortable space for guests or the kids to retreat after a long day at the beach. A ladder leads to additional space in a loft, and glass doors retract into a pocket in the wall to open the room up to the lush grounds outside.