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Brilliant Garage Apartment Maximizes Space With Custom Multi-Functional Furniture

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On September 14, 2014 @ 10:30 am In Architecture,Design,Green Building,Green Interiors | No Comments

Laurelhurst Studio, PATH Architecture, phloem studio, portland, adu, earthbound industries, space saving apartment, custom furniture [1]

The garage renovation was designed by PATH Architecture [2] to create a versatile space for the client that could be used as a guesthouse, an apartment, an artist’s space, or a yoga studio. An updated garage with a warm wooden interior sits at ground level with a studio apartment above accessed via an external staircase and a deck. The interior is naturally daylit with large windows on the south and west sides and shaded with a large roof overhang. The ADU, which meets the City of Portland’s accessory dwelling unit (ADU) design standards, completes the backyard that includes a courtyard, hot tub and outdoor kitchen.

A steeply pitched roof on one side limited the apartment in terms of space, so PATH worked with Phloem Studio [3] and Earthbound Industries [4] to design custom built-ins and furniture from rift sawn white oak to maximize it. Fitted into the north side of the apartment are a series of low and deep cabinets as well as a desk and a built-in couch. Under the desk fits a full size dining table and four chairs that can be pulled out into the middle of the room for work or guests. The couch pulls out into a bed and extra cushions and bedding can be stored behind the wall. A bathroom is tucked behind the kitchen and ample storage makes the space feel open and inviting despite the limited size of the apartment.

+ PATH Architecture [2]

+ Phloem Studio [3]

+ Earthbound Industries [4]

Via Core 77 [5]

Images ©PATH Architecture and Phloem Studio

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[2] PATH Architecture: http://www.architecturepath.com/

[3] Phloem Studio: http://blog.phloemstudio.com/

[4] Earthbound Industries: http://www.earthboundindustries.com/site/default.aspx

[5] Core 77: http://www.core77.com/blog/architecture/great_design_solutions_for_maximizing_the_functionality_of_a_pitched-roof_space_24066.asp

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