When you see the before photos (at the bottom), it’s hard to believe where this project started and where it is now – night and day. It began as a rundown detached stable and garage when it was purchased by the current owners of the property, which is located in a suburb of Seattle. The painter and digital designer couple chose to turn the unused stable into a flexible studio space they would work and paint in, while also having it work as a guest space for visitors. They hired SHED Architecture & Design and the rest is history.
The main room is open and can be used as a studio space or living room. There’s a full bathroom, utility sink, and private sleeping quarters. Two sliding barn doors, which slide on a continuous track the length of the building, give access to the guest suite, as well as a storage closet and utility sink.
New windows and doors were installed to reflect the feeling of the mid-century main house while providing necessary light for painting, working, or relaxing.
Photos by Mark Woods.