Limestone Garage Renovation

This project was phase two of an earlier addition to this small home in the Bryan Park neighborhood. A recent change to our local zoning restrictions allowed us to design a renovation of the original (but distressed) limestone garage and turn it into an ADU (accessory dwelling unit). The project consisted of taking what was a very small and very rough garage and repurposing it as a small overflow space for the home.

With both of our clients working from home, as well as home-schooling, this renovation allowed for some much-needed flex space for their various work and school needs, as well as potential guest space, when needed.

The new floorplan consists of a small kitchenette and workspace downstairs with room upstairs for a bedroom and additional office space, as well as a full bath. While we worked to be budget sensitive with this project, Jacob Hyer and the rest of our carpentry team were able to make a few statements with a custom-built staircase, custom kitchen cabinets, and a customized built-in space for the hot-water heater. It’s a small space but has an outsized impact on how our clients are able to live and work in their home. We were so excited about continuing to work for these clients. More broadly though, we are excited about the opportunities that the new ADU zoning allowance creates for folks to add these much-needed spaces.

Photos by: Austin Goodman