Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Garage Apartment

I really like the idea of building a garage apartment on a piece of land and not worrying about an actual house until later - or if at all. One particular garage apartment I like is at this website called Owlridge where it is part of property for sale in Pemberton, BC.
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Detached Garage with Apartment Suite Above
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♦ This 2 level building is over 1,100 sq. ft. (in total) consisting of a two stall garage with automatic door openers and a caretaker's / rental suite above (rented for $850.00 per month since original construction).

♦ Covered walkway from main residence into garage building (full lighting).

♦ The suite is detached and designed to ensure absolute privacy from the main residence and has a private separate entry and parking area… however, this suite could be easily adjoined to the main house, should the need arise.

♦ Large wood windows facing the forested areas (not the main residence) allow for lots of light and a picturesque setting throughout.

♦ The suite consists of a full kitchen, bathroom w/ shower/ bath combination, living room, dining room / office area and one full bedroom.

♦ Suite has a great woodstove heating system (rarely needing to be supplemented by the electric baseboard heaters).

♦ The suite has it's own full size stacking washer / dryer in a closet and a separate energy efficient 60 gallon hot water tank.

♦ There is a large deck off of the suite with 8 ft. fencing installed on one side so it does not interfere in any way from the privacy of the main residence.
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It's really all that a single guy needs; a decent place to live that doesn't take much to maintain & keep clean, plus a shop downstairs where one can work on projects or even start a small home-based business. Or, you could always use the garage for extra living space - it would make a great rec-room with a pool table or a home theatre system.
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