Location: Oostburg, Wisconsin
Year Built: 2022
Award Won: 1st Place in Suburban Garages at the 2022 National Frame Building Association Awards.
We get a lot of interest in shops with living quarters, but few projects showcase the possibilities as well as this garage along the shores of Lake Michigan.
This pole barn measures just 36' x 40' to fit on the tight wooded lot. The main floor is an an epoxy garage floor with storage for a boat, UTV, wind surfing boards and tools and equipment for the lake cabin. There is also a beautiful bathroom with a walk-in shower on the main floor that overlooks the lake.
The upstairs features the bedroom with 3 walk-in closets and additional storage access between the trusses. The bedroom has three large windows looking out to the wooded lakefront property.
This was a full turnkey project by Walters Buildings and included the site work, concrete, insulation, drywall, flooring, painting, cabinets, electrical and septic and plumbing.
It is important to get in touch with your local zoning office when considering a shop with living quarters. This project does not include a kitchen as that would have been considered an additional home on the property. Zoning only allowed 2 of 3 rooms between a bedroom, bathroom and kitchen.