Alpine 24' x 40' Saltbox with 960 Sq Ft Livable Space
Bedroom Garage Apartment.
Saltbox with 10' of Garage Headroom Downstairs.
Upstairs, One Side of the Loft is Elevated 8' in Order to Create More
Pictured: 24' Wide x 23'
High x 40' (goes up to 100' in Length) showing 10'x9' and 8'x7'
garage doors, 10'x24' upper deck and stairs, and sufficient garage headroom for
either a boat, large van
or truck, or for a commercial use. Add
$3.04 per square foot to extend the downstairs headroom to
10'. Saltbox: Add $109.00 per linear foot to extend one
loft wall to 8'.
Note: The photos were taken when the
building was about 5 hours from completion.
The open rectangular areas to the side of each building are flood vents. These
were later covered with aluminum bonnets to keep water out of the garage.
The entrance to
the apartment home is via wraparound stairs ascending to an 8'x8' deck -- ideal
for sunning or barbecuing. One enters the home onto an extension of the vinyl
from the oversized kitchen. Notice the second access door to the master bath in
the kitchen. This is ideal when someone stays up late and does not want to
awaken a sleeping spouse by going through the bedroom to get to the bath. The
plan also features: a full laundry and utility room, walk-in closet with linen,
central AC and two dormers.
The downstairs in this particular building was
equipped with a 10' ceiling in
order to accommodate a large boat. This building
utilizes heavy duty post and beam
construction. The 6x6
posts are spaced 8' on center; the 2x6 joists, 16" OC,
are spaced in between. The top plates are 2x10 beams. The flooring
is comprised of 16" commercial I-beams. The photo directly above shows a partially framed
out apartment. Although the perspective in this photo makes the apartment seem
somewhat small, the walls to the right are 6' in height. The tall ceilings
make the rooms look smaller.