ISSUE 38  |  Harvest Moon

Architect Visit: A Stylish Garden Shed with a Secret

September 22, 2014 1:30 PM

BY Michelle Slatalla

Seattle-based SHED (members of our architect and designer directory) designed an unassuming backyard shed with barn doors that roll open on two sides, allowing it to double as a well-appointed gardener’s retreat and bike storage. But when the doors are closed? You’d never guess what’s inside.

Photographs by Mark Woods courtesy of SHED.

1404780318-5178225443232805Shed_and_Yard20120814_01Above: On one side, a potting shed with a sink and running water, wall-mounted shelving, and a floor you can hose down.
SHED-garden-shed-constrcutionAbove: The door slides open on an overhead track.

1404780350-3706147416960448Shed_and_Yard20120814_15Above: With closed doors, the shed draws no attention to itself.

1404780613-5934188475366682Shed_and_Yard20120814_16Above: The view from the potting bench.

1404780625-45216218032874167Shed_and_Yard20120814_17Above: The flip side; a rolling door on the other side of the shed opens to reveal a separate space for bike storage and sporting equipment.

1404780638-2804856530856341Shed_and_Yard20120814_18Above: The door’s track stretches like a pergola across the path.

For another clever use of space, see House Call: Garage Studio by SHED on Remodelista. Designing your own shed? Read our Hardscaping 101 primer on Garden Sheds.

N.B.: This is an update of a post published October 13, 2013.