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Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 6, 2012 - 02:13am PT
These are the sliding doors I built for a drive-through 'garage'. There was
a matching set at the other end - 100' away. For scale they are 5' x 10'.
I think the 'garage' could hold 20 cars. I think it was 5000 SF.
Credit: Reilly
the Fet

climber
Tu-Tok-A-Nu-La
Oct 6, 2012 - 02:30am PT
Can you post a pic of the house and garage as they are now?

If the garage already makes the house look small the gambrel roof won't help.

A gambrel may just not fit with the architecture of the house.

You can't go wrong with more space, but if you are looking at resale curb appeal is probably more important. You want that first view of the property to make people want it. If it looks weird, it doesn't matter if a guy wants the huge garage, his wife won't.

My parents put a 2500 square foot post and beam addition on their 1760s farm house. They were smart and made the addition look like a big red barn. When you view it from the street the addition blends in with the other barns and looks great.
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Oct 6, 2012 - 04:40am PT
I just googled SWMBO.

Why are womenfolk always so concerned about not wanting to look at really big man stuff?

I'm forever being hassled by, "females", who don't want to look at big trucks or big equipment.


"It's TOO big!"

"IT's ugly!"

"It's got stuff dripping out of it!"

"There's a stain underneath it!"

"It's dirty!"


Make it big and make her like it.

; -)
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Oct 6, 2012 - 08:46am PT
Here in West Pennsyltucky everyone has HUGE garages.

They all have tiny, run-down double-wide trailers, and out front they have brand-new GIANT garages that can hold multiple cars.

Rednecks.....
miwuksurfer

Social climber
Mi-Wuk
Oct 6, 2012 - 12:40pm PT
I think this belongs in the First World Problems thread.
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Oct 6, 2012 - 01:01pm PT
How could a garage be too big?

Indoor climbing wall,, engine hoists, lifts, gear storage/diplay play area, way too much fun .. the more the better.

Unless you have to heat it I suppose.

Sometimes I think my ultimate "home" would be a warehouse.. can rent em cheap in Reno these days but my understanding is that the leases are different and the legalities of living in one may not work.

HMMMMMM...
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Oct 6, 2012 - 01:51pm PT
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Oct 6, 2012 - 01:57pm PT
I recall this pic that eKat posted, looks like she's a garage afficianado.

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eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
Oct 7, 2012 - 11:16am PT
HA!

I *AM* a garage afficianado. . . it's really SportingGoodsCentral.

:-)

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It actually looks a lot different in there, now. . . I've been switchin' it up, makin' room for this thing:

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It'll be here any day, now!

YAY!


Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Oct 7, 2012 - 01:41pm PT
No offense, but gambrel roofs seem really ugly to me, and should be avoided at all costs.
OR

Trad climber
Oct 7, 2012 - 01:46pm PT
If I haved learned anything about garages over the years it is this.....the bigger the garage the more useless sh#t you collect.
eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
Oct 7, 2012 - 02:05pm PT
I'll echo Brandon and add . . . gambrels can be so obnoxious, they are actually banned by some towns' planning departments, i.e. Mammoth Lakes. . . not that it helped the way the town looks, mind you. . . personally, I think they were a day late and a dollar short. . . like. . . they should have thought about town planning WAY before the over built A Frames and gambrels.

:-/

A N D . . . I'll offer this. . . my garage ain't from the pages of Architectural Digest, nawmean?

It was already here when Blanchard and I bought the place. . . we tried to "doll" it up a bit with the closed in eaves and the BlanchardOneOff doors. . . so. . . I just wanted to set the record straight by admitting that it was just an inexpensively built TiJuana Leven, contractor built garage.

It's kinda not, now. . . it's ten kinds of trick. . . R30 - vapor barriered - climate controlled - explosion proof nitro-cellulous lacquer spray booth - sound proof mechanical chase - dust collection system, compressed air ports. . . this is what it looked like when it was Blanchard Guitars:

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Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 7, 2012 - 04:16pm PT
gambrels can be so obnoxious

So now we're gonna demonize the poor French and Belgians?
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Oct 7, 2012 - 04:24pm PT
Given the location and the provenance of the property a Gambrel roof with a hayloft might be the most appropriate.

Have that WF stick out of the loft doors by about 4 ft.
eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
Oct 7, 2012 - 04:29pm PT
So now we're gonna demonize the poor French and Belgians?

Well. . . maybe ONE way out there all by itself is cool. . .but a whole neighborhood of them starts looking like the Ghetto in Mammoth. . . and. . . well. . . if you've ever been there. . . YOU'D KNOW!

:-)
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 7, 2012 - 04:33pm PT
eKat, that's cause gambrels and mansards aren't meant to built of T-111. ;-)

Of course, even a T-111 mansard could be improved with some gargouilles...
Credit: Reilly
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Oct 7, 2012 - 04:42pm PT
Go big man!!! She'll get over it.... I would love to have space to store my ladders and work stuff inside and still work on my trucks and sleds....
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Oct 7, 2012 - 04:46pm PT
Dude, T-111 on a gambrel is the bane of my existence. Ugliest shiz I've ever laid eyes upon.

Put a red roof on it and lawn ornaments out in the dooryard and you're like four miles from my house.
Michelle

Trad climber
she'll make.5 past light speed
Oct 7, 2012 - 09:16pm PT
Will it require the elevated snow machine hut?
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Oct 8, 2012 - 01:33am PT
Wow eKat, that garage is so neat I don't know how you could find anything in there!
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