2023 Small Home Design Winner: Pike Brook Carriage House
The client’s primary home sits on a small lakeside lot with parking for only three cars. With children being married and grandchildren arriving, room for the growing three-generation family and a quiet place away from the din of lakeside living were sorely needed. The program, on a lot nearby, was to design a garage for seasonal storage of boats and cars, with a two-bedroom guest quarters above. The new barn-style structure has five bays for cars and storage, a workshop and a full bathroom, all on the first floor. The second floor comprises two bedrooms, two baths and ample living space—1,900 square feet in all. The open-plan kitchen, living, dining and bar areas sit beneath a timber-framed cathedral ceiling, with the heavy timber and use of exposed steel representing a nod to the general functional aspect of the home. An adjacent covered deck offers views of the nearby brook. In this new multifunction structure, guests and family can relax comfortably above the practical storage and workspaces and join the activities lakeside at any time, only a short drive away.
Bonin Architects & Associates
New London and Meredith