The owners of a stately home in Cheat Lake desired to build a gym on the premises of their property for training and workouts. Most importantly, the structure needed to aesthetically appear to fit into the vernacular and blend with the existing style of the home. The solution was a secondary building on the property that resembled a carriage house. From the exterior, the two story structure gives the appearance of a first floor garage with a second floor space above. On the interior, it is a two story gym. The building was designed so that it can be converted in the future to an actual garage on the first level with a second floor space above whenever the homeowner desires.
© Dolores John Architect