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.
Above: On one side, a potting shed with a sink and running water, wall-mounted shelving, and a floor you can hose down.
Above: The door slides open on an overhead track.
Above: With closed doors, the shed draws no attention to itself.
Above: The view from the potting bench.
Above: 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.
Above: 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.