This Quaint California Cottage Started Out as a Garage

garage cottage

Looking at the exterior of this place, it’s hard to imagine its previous life as a garage. Yet, this Berkeley, California home once served as the carriage house for a beautiful estate designed by the legendary architect Bernard Maybeck, who was a key figure in the Arts and Crafts movement.

While the original home sadly met an untimely end in a fire, the carriage house didn’t burn, and today you can rent the 750-square-foot survivor for a getaway. We’re not saying cedar shingles are necessary for a successful vacation, but they’re certainly a lovely perk if you don’t have them at home — plus they mimic the vibe created by the surrounding woodsy landscape.

Read more here and see some great photos.

You may also like...