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studio insitu - shed house
studio insitu - shed house
studio insitu - shed house
studio insitu - shed house

Long Shed Outpost

Carlisle, MA

Builder: The Hartwright Company



Tim Hess, Design Principal

Justin Mello, Nathan Sawyer

all for DSA Architects


photographs: Charles Mayer photography and Tim Hess

photo-styling: Natalie Leighton

stone sculpture: Todd Fulshaw

paintings: Charles Mayer and Todd Fulshaw



Guest quarters for a big house on the Concord River, this project enlarges former studio space over a four-bay garage into a new four-bedroom ‘outpost’.

On the ground floor, both old eight- and twelve-foot garage bays remain in-place, as do the structural bones of two faceted ‘beaks’.  The complex former roof was removed for its limited use of available floor area.

A single long shed now unifies the high East side of the house and its small private individual spaces with the wide-open shared space of the lower West Side. 


Aligned with the stair-tower extruded from a former beak, a childrens’ loft-library and two-sided fireplace conduct the East-West interface.

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