Urban Studio Garage Conversion

Like so many young people, this couple on the city/island of Alameda near Oakland wanted to make as much as possible of their first small starter home. They looked no farther than their back yard. There was an existing duplex garage that was shared with their neighbors. The structure had not been improved since the houses was built in the 20’s. 

The garage had an industrial grungy feel that the clients wanted to maintain. The existing structure had a very strong personality that we felt needed to be preserved and displayed.

The city would not allow adding a bath though we tried. We were able to give them a well lite, warm and friendly space in which to entertain their friends.