Monday, February 11, 2008

McKie Roth Design - Barbara's Garden Studio

McKie Roth Design provides building plans for early New England style homes and garden offices including Barbara's Garden Studio, pictured. It has clapboard siding, a cedar shingle roof and small-paned windows. It measures 6'-8" by 12'-0" with a plywood floor over joists anchored to 6 x 6 skids to allow the structure to be built near a workshop, then dragged into position. The skids are hidden by flat granite stones, laid up to simulate a foundation after the building is positioned and leveled. Here's what they say about the inside:
"The front portion of Barbara’s Garden Studio accommodates hanging tools and shelves for garden accessories, with additional storage overhead. The rear portion serves as a private and peaceful writing and painting studio for the owner, with enough room for afternoon tea with a guest."


  1. Anonymous3:02 PM

    This shed looks like something from Southern Living, the magazine in the United States. It seems much more the statement of an interior decorator than a shedworker. I can't imagine sitting in this shed and doing real work, tho it is certainly pretty to look at.

  2. Yes, it looks like a more informal shedworking space, I'll grant you. But still, a pleasant spot as you say. I'll take a look at Southern Living - thanks for the tip.