Carriage houses are a great way to add living space with lots of options for usage. Home office, guest suite, short term income property, just to name a few. Armed with plans by Jim Mack of Mack Architects, we were contracted to remove the roof off the existing 2 car garage and go up on top. We added about four feet to the side for the stairwell and additional garage storage space.
The Sherwin Williams colors are a match to the existing house dormers. We sourced Therm Tru fiberglass doors and Weathershield aluminum clad windows, thanks to ABC Supply, to keep with the historic character of the home.
Upstairs, the open concept creates a great living space and spacious kitchen that rivals a lot of homes! The homeowner choose engineered wood floors throughout the living spaces for a warm feel.
White shaker cabinets and quartz countertops with stainless undermount sink from Olympia Stone give a timeless and low maintenance look.
Full height, subway tile backsplash from Lowes, makes for a great accent wall and ties the space together.
With the height of the kitchen windows, we had to get creative with outlets to meet code so the homeowner chose Pop Up Outlets with integrated USB ports.
Furniture style vanity, concrete floor tiles, and clean subway shower tile around the Delta controls, round out the bathroom for a great finish to the space!
The main challenge to the project was getting the water and sewer to the garage. Upon investigating, the 1910 house sewer main was actually tied in with the neighbors in the front yard, so the utility company wouldn’t allow us to run the garage plumbing into the house basement. We were forced to run a new main line around the house and tap in another connection point. We used underground bore equipment to maintain the landscaping and ensure a clean install.
We’re grateful that our customers chose us to build their project and we couldn’t be more excited with how it turned out! We’d love your feedback or feel free to share our project with someone who could use a great space like this!
All photos by Whonsetler Photography