Exterior, House Building Type, Shingles Roof Material, Gable RoofLine, Wood Siding Material, and Small Home Building Type The architects worked with the natural, six-foot slope of the site and built the Granny Pad into the hill to gain the needed interior height. The volume on the right is the original garage footprint, which now houses a kitchen and sitting room. The added volume on the left hosts the bedroom, as well as a bathroom beneath the loft space.  Photo 3 of 13 in A Detached Garage Becomes a Winning “Granny Pad”