Project Spotlight: Adding a Detached Garage to Complement a Historic Home



a detached two car garage behind a home


Our team recently completed a unique project that involved adding a detached garage on a property in Strasburg Borough’s historic district. Previously, the home was restored by a group of investors looking to preserve some of Strasburg Borough’s older homes. This group had an agreement for the home with one contingency: add a two-car detached garage.

The potential buyers contacted us to guide them through the design/build process. We also worked with the Strasburg Borough Historic Architectural Review Board (HARB) on a design that would complement the historic architecture of the restored home.

Once approval from the Borough and HARB was obtained for the design, the buyers were ready to move forward with the purchase of the home and the construction of the garage.

Some of the architectural elements that were used on the garage included cedar shakes for the roof, seamless half-round copper gutters and downspouts, James Hardie fiber cement siding, and authentic wooden shutters and hardware. All of these materials were used in an effort to blend seamlessly with the existing home and maintain historical integrity.