The homeowners at the Adare House — a mid-century modern house designed and built by Zeke Jabbour in 1963 — contacted us to design a replacement to their aging carport. The question for us became how to maintain many of its qualities while producing a fully enclosed garage twice the size.
In the end, the garage was treated like a pavilion that opens up in all the ways you would expect it to, while also offering a number of unexpected conditions: a facade of polycarbonate in dialogue with the original house, a large pivot door that easily opens to the rear yard, and a side window to bring in daylight. More than a place to store and protect the family automobiles, the garage also offers a protected place to repair a bicycle or do other outside work, all with views through to the yards.
A neighbor who has lived in the neighborhood for decades complimented the homeowners by telling them that the garage looked as if it had always been there.
You can learn more about @adarehouse and all the various projects (including those of squirrels hiding food in their engine bays) on their instagram and their story archives.
General Contractor: By The River Carpentry
Metal Fabrication: Universal Fabricators
Photography: Chris Miele
1. Facade Cladding: Boral TruExterior
2. Facade Cladding: Amerilux Thermoclick
3. Hardware: Frits Jurgens System 3 Pivot Hinge
4. Overhead Doors: Hormann Gemini
5. Overhead Door Opener: Liftmaster 8500W
6. Interior lighting: Lithonia LED Strip Lights