The Garage: a hybrid frame with room to develop later
The upper floor apartment: 836 sq. ft.
Lower level: 782 sq. ft.
Total: 1618 sq. ft.
The Garage is very economical to build, but it looks classy. It's a hybrid, with 2x6 wall construction below and a timber framed apartment on the 2nd floor.
This design has lots of possibilites.
- It could be a regular garage with a guest apartment upstairs, or provide extra income as a rental. For a rental it could have an outside stair with a deck.
- Use it as a starter home. Later, one of the garages could be converted into a level-entry in-law suite or a rec room for a growing family.
- Make it the first building on your cottage lot. It would provide lots of storage for SUVs, 4-wheelers, boat, kayaks, etc.
The upstairs apartment has a fully timbered roof with open timber valleys, tie beams, and rafters.
The elegant recessed entry allows you to stand at the door out of the weather.
Ground floor plan
Second floor plan