More stories about Outbuildings

  • guesthouse and party barn, hico, texas

    “I'd like to have a party there,” said one juror. The others agreed, saying the simple, yet beautifully detailed, space “really sings.” Dan Shipley, FAIA, kept forms basic because he didn't want the addition to upstage the main

  • roddy/bale garage, bellevue, wash.

    This multipurpose outbuilding was designed on a modest budget, but it rises above its humble endowment. Citing its beautiful construction and detailing, our judges gave it a Grand award.

  • ablution seclusion

    While connecting the kitchen to the rest of the house was a program priority, Prentiss had the opposite goal for the sleeping cabin's bath. He wanted to create an escape from daily life. And so he did. Walking 100 yards through the woods from the main hou

  • modern speakeasy, lawrence, kan.

    Dan Rockhill may be the only architect in the country who's designed a home restaurant. The zoning-be-damned outbuilding he fashioned for a Lawrence, Kan., chef serves as the dining room of a not-quite-legal establishment run by the owner and his wife.

  • overton retreat pavilion, mcminnville, tenn.

    Chip Webster couldn’t stifle his inner geek.

  • canyon view office/guesthouse, los angeles

    Few people enjoy sitting in traffic, especially in smog-ridden Los Angeles, yet many people like perching in a tree house. Stephen Kanner, FAIA, relieved this homeowner’s frustrating commute by designing a home office inspired by a neighboring tree house.

  • asia calling

    Out the kitchen doors and across the courtyard, a quiet master suite is the antithesis of the kitchen's constant buzz.

  • broadford farm pavilion, hailey, idaho

    The judges praised this charming little pavilion's “strong plan” and “nice proportions.” Conceived as a family retreat on a larger property containing an existing main house, the project presented Lake/Flato Architects with an opportunity to design a building that serves purely as a getaway...