Placing a detached, six-car garage in a densely populated, historic neighborhood in Baltimore City is a feat of creative thinking. To keep the structure to an appropriate scale for the site (and within the city’s 20-foot height restriction), the design breaks the needs of such a large garage into small pieces. The steep pitch of the roof and the materials complement those of the home, a beautiful stucco, stone and slate design by renowned architects Edwin Palmer and William Lamdin.
Inside, the garage has ample space, including room for car lifts. Outside, the staggered forms and carriage house-style doors and lanterns present the appearance of a pleasant outbuilding in keeping with the neighborhood. In addition to car storage, the new structure accommodates a changing room for an adjacent pool. The backside of the structure acts as a partial enclosure, creating a private garden courtyard.