The Garage – with 836 sq. ft. apartment


A double garage, with 2×6″ wall construction below and a beautiful timber framed, 2-bedroom apartment on the 2nd floor.

Lots of possibilities. Use as a garage with an apartment above, and finish it out 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 2×6″ wall construction below and a timber framed apartment on the 2nd floor.

This design has lots of possibilities.

  • 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. There is a loft area over the bedrooms which is accessed by a pull-down stair in one of the bedrooms.

The elegant recessed entry between the garage doors allows you to stand at the door out of the weather.

Your Package Contains:

  • Working Prints
    Floor plans, foundation plan, roof plan, sections, elevations, window & door schedules and construction details.
  • Timber Frame Plans
    Roof plan (plan view of roof framing), 2nd floor framing, timber elevations, timber bent drawings (sections) and timber sizings.

Additional information


Paper plans (11"x17"), Digital files A3 (11"x17"), Digital files D (24"x36")