Michigan Garage Home

Dexter, MI5,075 Sq. Ft.

Project Summary:

Adapted from our Oakridge 60’ Apartment Barn Kit, this massive barn home in Dexter, Michigan combines work and leisure under one roof. Coming in at 5,075 square feet, plus a 730 sq. ft. covered shed roof and a 438 sq. ft. deck, this post and beam residence offers ample room for relaxation and recreation on either level. The first floor features a large garage area with three garage bays and an attached recreation room, along with a storage area and mud room that doubles as an entryway. Heavy timber stairs in the mud room lead to the second story, where a three-bedroom home with an open-concept living, dining, and kitchen area serves as a stunning showcase of our heavy timber capabilities.

Our clients made several structural modifications to the original design, including adding an enclosed shed roof to the main level and extending the deck by 294 square feet. They also added a heavy timber deck cover and exterior staircase to their deck, making it the ideal outdoor entertainment area with multiple access points. Inside, our clients opted for a heavy timber roof upgrade that features select grade Douglas fir 6″ x 10″ rafters and tongue and groove roof decking. This remarkable design element gives their interior space a dramatic feel, with heavy timber ceilings adding rustic charm to this one-of-a-kind home.

General Overview:

OAKRIDGE 36′ x 60′

  • 5,075 SQ. FT. Of Conditioned Living Space
  • 730 SQ. FT. Covered Shed Roof
  • 438 SQ. FT. Deck


  • Garage Area
  • Recreation Room
  • Storage Space
  • Mud Room W/ PDR


  • (3) Bedrooms
  • (3) Bathrooms
  • Open-Concept Living, Dining, and Kitchen Area
  • Laundry Room
  • Pantry
  • 438 SQ. FT. Deck

Custom Features:

This stately barn-style home is a great example of how our clients can customize their building kits to better suit their needs. These clients started with an Oakridge 60’ Apartment Barn Kit and added a number of upgrades to make it their own, including our heavy timber roof and stair upgrades. On the main level, our clients designed their space with an enclosed shed roof to create extra room for storage. Upstairs, they decided to extend the deck by 294 square feet, along with adding a heavy timber deck cover and exterior staircase. These clients also opted for two 36″ x 36″ windowed cupolas instead of one, thus enhancing the natural light in their home.

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