30 Garage Attached Garage Room Type Design Photos And Ideas

The modern garage can be more than a mere storage space or a place to house your car—it can just as likely accomodate family activities or serve as an exterior design element. Whether attached or stand-alone, used as a workshop or converted into a studio, there is no single way to define its use. The inspired examples below are a testament to the range and diversity of the modern garage.

Bachman Residence by Alden B. Dow
The flat roof of the Nakhshabs’ energy-efficient home is topped with photo-voltaic panels. It is the first single-family LEED Gold–certified residence in San Diego.
Writing on the walls is encouraged by the magnetic slate chalkboard from Claridge Products. The Phoenix table by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso does double duty as a play table or a coffee table, depending upon who’s in residence. The Tulips felt rug is from Peace Industry, and was made in a fair-trade workshop in Iran. The casework is constructed of anigre wood.
The windows themselves come from Lumisystem.
When open, the garage enables the owners to work on their vehicles while visiting with neighbors who do the same.
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As an example of IFTTT as “digital duct tape”, BMW’s “Warm Welcome Home” Applet opens the garage door as soon as the car pulls into the driveway, turns the house lights on and sets the Nest Thermostat to 72.
Moskow Linn Architects of Boston tackled this ground-up renovation in Cambridge, Massachusetts, for a client who wanted to maximize efficiency. Photo by Eric Roth.
“The steep site lends itself to the ‘upside down’ configuration,” Harkness explains. “It certainly wouldn’t work as well if you could only access the house via the lower level, as this is through the bedroom zone, so we included two entrances. The upper one involves walking across a little bridge.”
The streetside facade, dominated by site-poured concrete, contains the garage, from which Jacobson and Dukes escape for a quick surf.
Hooper House II's new owner, Richard North, has altered the house very little, though he did convert the carport into an enclosed garage to provide greater protection for his collection of automobiles. Read more about the  mid-20th century Marcel Breuer Hooper House here.
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To allude to the nearby ocean, the architects designed a seaweed patterned for the interior of the garage door (seen here raised). It successfully reads like a leather padded wall and makes “the cube” feel that much more customized.
At street level, the wooden garage door opens its toothed maw.
Lockyer added native desert plants to a courtyard near the garage.

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