2018 National CotY Award Winner, Residential Interior Under $75,000
This carving studio was created from an existing garage that connected to a home built 85 years ago. The original ten-foot-by-six-foot garage was not practical, but it did provide the owner with his own personal space to carve. The studio was permitted separately, and contains an HVAC system, high speed Internet, tankless water heater, a fine particulate air filter, display room for carvings, and carriage doors with a remote controlled insect screen. The carriage doors allow the owner to bring tools and wood inside and also experience the outdoors while carving. The screen, which can be hidden in an expanded header above the doors, provides the owner a view without the bugs.