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November 20, 2013
The ability to mass produce automobiles made garages a staple in mid-century design. From the Chicago suburbs to rural Montana, here are seven modernizations on this home necessity.
Modern wooden garage door

When designing their San Francisco home, the Peters along with architect Craig Steely, decided to innovate the entire idea of a garage facade with a custom door built by Raimundo Ferreira. Photo by Ian Allen.

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Modern wooden garage door

A view of the outside looking in from the custom door of this San Francisco home. Photo by Ian Allen.

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Wooden garage with green roof

This renovated 1930s cottage features a garden on top of the external garage.

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Gregory’s love affair with concrete is evinced by his distinct lack of embellishment, particularly on the exterior.

The Johannesburg home of architect Gregory Katz is built with an emphasis on concrete and metal. Photo by Elsa Young.

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Outdoor natural wood square garage shed

Montana homeowner Brian Whitlock wanted a multi-purpose garage with open air. Photo by John Clark.

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The entry bridge leading to the front door was made from timber salvaged from Christian’s parents’ farm near Kingman, Kansas.

Clockwork Architecture and Design placed the driveway so that the garage leads to the front door. Photo by Mike Sinclair.

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When open, the garage enables the owners to work on their vehicles while visiting with neighbors who do the same.

This brick weave house in Chicago includes a garage that allows the homeowners to have easy access to work on their vehicles.

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Modern wooden garage door

When designing their San Francisco home, the Peters along with architect Craig Steely, decided to innovate the entire idea of a garage facade with a custom door built by Raimundo Ferreira. Photo by Ian Allen.

Photo by Ian Allen.

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