Round Windows and Cupola Add Interest to Car Barn Exterior
Round windows add architectural interest to this carriage house's exterior. The windows, which are set in curved walls, have their brick tipped out and pitched down to drain water. A beautiful cupola crowns the structure, adding height to its design.
The carriage house, designed to store and display an impressive car collection, is nestled among the trees. The structure, resembling an old barn, relates to its surroundings and provides an area for running the cars' motors outdoors and includes space for outdoor display.
Designer Beth Dana converted the space to a bright, finished-looking studio. When the original 1920s doors are open, the studio becomes a tropical oasis, with avocado and orange trees, bamboo and a trellis overflowing with bountiful climbing roses.
Architect Daniel Contelmo worked side by side with the masons to select and set the large stones that create this carriage house's curved base, which tapers in two directions. The entire exterior features earth tones that coordinate beautifully with the woodland surroundings.
Cute Garage Gives the Home Storage Space and Curb Appeal
The added garage adds visual interest to the home's corner lot, giving the structure personality from every side of the street. In addition to the aesthetic aspect of the construction, the garage gives the home storage for cars, bicycles, kayaks and other summer gear.