More stories about outbuilding

  • writer's studio, ghent, n.y.

    A dark, quiet, enigmatic shape in the woods, this building responds to a very simple program.

  • tower house, leander, texas

    Rather than remodel an old one-bedroom cottage as their main house, a Texas couple asked Andersson•Wise Architects to convert it into communal living space and to build this new tower for sleeping quarters adjacen

  • the shack at hinkle farm, upper tract, w.v.

    After purchasing 27 acres of land in Upper Tract, W.V., Jeffery Broadhurst, AIA, thought long and hard about what to put there. He ultimately came up with a “shack” that may be a step up from camping but still has arc

  • the rolling huts, mazama, wash.

    Tom Kundig, FAIA, likens his six Rolling Huts to “a little Thoreau hut on Walden Pond,” but Henry David Thoreau never had it so sweet.

  • pizza porch, dallas

    The site for this northern California house begins in a meadow and continues up a wooded hill. To engage both of these aspects, architect Mark L. Donohue, AIA, divided the copper mesh-covered home into three stepped pavilions that torque to take in variou

  • 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.

  • 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.