Single Garage Door

Single Garage Door

Garage doors may seem to be a very mundane topic, not worth much thought in the overall scheme of home design, but in our office, that is not the case.  When you think about it, garage doors are quite large elements, which need to be worked into the composition of a building. Those considerations are important whether it is a stand-alone garage, garage/guest house, or a garage connected to a home.

We have designed 3” thick authentic swinging carriage house doors for an owner who didn’t mind clearing the snow in the winter, and we have chosen ‘off the shelf’ doors to match our structures.  Most often we take an ‘off the shelf’ door and modify it with cross members or other details.

Triple Garage Doors

Triple Garage Doors

The proportions, details and colors of garage doors are as important as any element in the design of a home or accessory building.  We strive to make sure that the garage door style both matches and enhances the surrounding architecture.

Natural Square Top

Natural Square Top

3" Thick Doors

3″ Thick Doors

Simple Round Top

Simple Curved Top

4 Doors

4 Doors

Carriage House Doors

Carriage House Doors

Simple Garage

Simple Garage

 

By Published On: July 19th, 2016Categories: Miscellaneous2 Comments

About the Author: James Crisp

James M. Crisp has been an architect for well over 30 years. His architectural firm, Crisp Architects, designs projects throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. In April of 2007, Taunton Press published 'On the Porch' by James M. Crisp and Sandra Mahoney.

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2 Comments

  1. Bob Bowlby January 18, 2018 at 2:16 am

    I happen to live in Australia.

    If I wanted to cost the construction of this would you suggest I purchase the plan first ?

    Thank you

  2. James Crisp January 18, 2018 at 7:03 am

    If you are talking about the garage door, I would go to a local garage door company.

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