Co-opt Your Garage

Let your garage enhance your outdoor living space.

By Doug Hoerr


Porch Perfection

Porch PerfectionThe owners of this pretty Georgian-style house wanted more garden space. Seeing an opportunity in the architectural features of the existing garage, we moved its door to another side and replaced it with a faux front porch accessible only from the garden; a swing bench completes the “guest house” stage set. The dollhouse style works perfectly with the architecture of the house, and because the garage is home for a classic car that hits the road only about five times per year, the homeowners simply drive over the lawn to get to the driveway, but can enjoy the view of the “guest house” every day.

Photos: Hoerr Schaudt (before), Linda Oyama Bryan (after)