Annapolis,  Maryland

Designed for a challenging atypically shaped cul-de-sac lot,  a stylish ‘carriage house’ was designed to meet the clients’ needs for a detached 2-car garage incorporating large and easily accessible upper level storage space to house their sail collection and other various nautical gear.

The necessity to conveniently transport sails and other large items to the upper level was resolved thru the incorporation of a separate two story entry lobby with stairwell that would provide easy hoisting of material to the second floor through a operable gate-rail.  As an ‘accessory’ structure,  the building had to meet certain zoning height limitations while providing adequate volume and head height clearances.  The intricate stick-built roof framing not only provided a solution,  but resulted in a dynamic interior space which was both practical and architecturally elegant.  

Each architectural detail was chosen with intention of complimenting the existing architectural style,  from the individually laid cedar shingles,  dimensional stone at the water table,  open copper roof valleys,  stained wood entry door,  and the style and proportion of the reverse gable feature. 

CONTRACTOR: George Younger Construction