Schematic for Studio over garage and mudroom addition

Some images from the model. Of course I don’t think the clients can afford it but it’s a good starting point. This is a one car garage with a studio space above it, a rear yard screen porch and a mudroom connecting all these. We can treat the addition as a separate unit from the existing house itself by building it to passive house standards and heating it (and cooling it) with a simple mini split heat pump. or we could ignore the cooling aspect and use a very small amount of electric heat.


  • Ronald says:

    Very nice design of garage that attached to a house and its very good thinking thanks i want to more designs.

  • David Bizzo says:

    Can you get the plans for this addition? We have a 3/4 Cape Cod with a Mudroom and want to affix a garage and upper studio, can you help?

  • bob says:

    Hi David,
    This project was not realized and I never did any more than this rough model as a feasibility study. We priced it out and the owners decided that they weren’t willing to make any compromises with this design which was too expensive but they loved. The solution was to save up for a few more years.

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