Saturday, September 26, 2009

Another New Garage Apartment Plan Unveiled!

Simply Elegant Home Designs is unveiling "The Minnetonka Garage Apartment"; the second in a new series of Garage Apartment Plans that they are developing.

The idea of an above garage apartment is not new, but it seems especially appropriate for the times we are in. Families are struggling with reduced income, or are looking for alternative housing solutions for their aging parents. An apartment garage plan can be a perfect place to house the still active mother-in-law, or it can used as an income generating rental unit.

The Minnetonka Garage Apartment as seen below incorporates a studio apartment space above a generously sized three car garage. The apartment plan accommodates a kitchen, eating area, living / media zone, bed area, storage and a full bath. The dormer placements create distinct spatial zones for the kitchen and sleeping areas. Bead-board paneling used as a wainscot and within the cabinetry brings a cottage charm to the interior. The exterior is a modern interpretation of the shingle style incorporating clapboard siding, cedar shingles and a metal roof. For more information on this plan click the following link:

Simply Elegant Home Designs will be developing additional garage apartment plans over the next several months so stay tuned.


  1. Hi.

    I am seeking plans for an attached garage for 2 cars that suits a Georgian revival home. Your plan above looks smart. Any suggestions to help my search?

  2. Lisa,
    I would not characterize the plan above as "Georgian Revival". If you want a garage that is sensitively designed for your house you may need to hire a competent designer.

    Feel free to contact me directly through Simply Elegant Home Designs( We can discuss how I might be of assistance.