Located in a Seattle suburb, this detached stable & garage had fallen into disuse by the time the current owners purchased the property. The couple, a painter and digital designer with no horses to call their own, decided to enclose and convert the stable into a flexible studio space for working and painting with a guest space for visiting family.

In addition to the open studio space, the new design includes a full bathroom, utility sink, and private quarters; and could easily be converted into an accessory dwelling unit in the future.

Flanking the studio space is a storage closet and utility sink zone that act as a buffer from the mudroom and guest suite to the east. These four ancillary spaces are accessed through two bypass sliding doors on a continuous track that runs the full length of the building. These 'barn doors' can be rearranged in several combinations for optimal flexibility & privacy while alluding to the stable's past life.

A new patio is installed along the western facade that looks out to the rest of the property and enables them enjoy Washington's beautiful sunsets. New windows & doors are inspired from the mid-century main house's glazing techniques and highlight the stable's existing framework while also providing ample natural light to paint, work, or relax comfortably. 

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Modern home with Shed & Studio and Living Space Room Type. The new studio is full of light and intended as a flexible space for guests, home office, or creative space. The oversized sliding doors expose the kitchen while tucking the bedroom away. Photo  of Stable ConversionView Photos

The new studio is full of light and intended as a flexible space for guests, home office, or creative space. The oversized sliding doors expose the kitchen while tucking the bedroom away.

Modern home with Living Room, Concrete Floor, Console Tables, End Tables, Pendant Lighting, Chair, Wall Lighting, Media Cabinet, Wood Burning Fireplace, and Rug Floor. When moved the sliders expose the bedroom.  Photo 2 of Stable ConversionView Photos

When moved the sliders expose the bedroom.

Modern home with Living Room, Chair, Console Tables, Wood Burning Fireplace, Concrete Floor, End Tables, Rug Floor, Media Cabinet, and Pendant Lighting. A wood-burning fireplace in Stable Conversion creates a sense of home. The project by SHED Architecture + Design is full of light and intended as a flexible space for guests, a home office, or a creative space. Photo 3 of Stable ConversionView Photos

A wood-burning fireplace in Stable Conversion creates a sense of home. The project by SHED Architecture + Design is full of light and intended as a flexible space for guests, a home office, or a creative space.

Modern home with Shed & Studio, Living Room Room Type, Living Space Room Type, and Family Room Room Type. The 760sf flex space is large enough for guests and creative endeavors.  Photo 4 of Stable ConversionView Photos

The 760sf flex space is large enough for guests and creative endeavors.

Modern home with Bath Room, Wall Mount Sink, Open Shower, Concrete Wall, and Concrete Floor. A clean and simple bathroom add to the modern feel of the space.  Photo 5 of Stable ConversionView Photos

A clean and simple bathroom add to the modern feel of the space.

Modern home with Windows, Casement Window Type, and Wood. The unique window arrangement floors the space with light and improves the flow of air through the space.  Photo 6 of Stable ConversionView Photos

The unique window arrangement floors the space with light and improves the flow of air through the space.

Modern home with Exterior, Tiny Home Building Type, Shingles Roof Material, Wood Siding Material, and Gable RoofLine. What was once a working stable, transformed into a modern refuge for work and play.  Photo 7 of Stable ConversionView Photos

What was once a working stable, transformed into a modern refuge for work and play.

Modern home with Hallway and Concrete Floor. A dedicated entry space with a large closet provides storage to keep the small space clean and organized. Photo 8 of Stable ConversionView Photos

A dedicated entry space with a large closet provides storage to keep the small space clean and organized.

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  • Mark Woods

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