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Inspired by the Beach House: Tuff Shed Garage Turned into a Breezy Vacation Home

A vacation home is different for different people and staying in a cozy holiday retreat where the hosts are there to help you out with little things makes it even better. Some might love the image of a woodsy cabin surrounded by greenery and others could prefer the charm of beach house. If you fall in the latter category, then you will love the Beech Haus ADU designed by Dyer Studio Inc. in the beautiful Williams Corridor neighborhood. Inspired by the look and feel of conventional beach houses, this lovely holiday escape was once a Tuff Shed garage that was transformed to meet its new needs.

Tuff Shed Garage in Portland turned into a lovely little vacation home

You can notice the transformation even from the outside as the new sliding glass doors welcome guests gleefully. Both on the inside and outside you have a white sheen that takes over with wood and metal making their presence felt. The monochromatic white backdrop aims to bring the coastal appeal of a traditional beach house to this renovated garage unit while the wood accents and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen provide some much needed change in scenery. Red in the form of chairs, rugs and subtly placed accessories adds to the uniqueness of the interior.

Kitchen and dining area of the small holiday home with sliding glass doors that lead to the backyard
Light-filled and cheerful interior of Beech Haus in Williams Corridor, Portland
Living area with a comfy gray sectional and sliding doors welcomes guests
Revamped garage shed interior makes for a great, space-savvy vacation home
Small bedroom in white with pops of bright pink and red along with an open-vaulted ceiling
Small red chair used as bedside table in the modest vacation home bedroom

Double pocket doors connect the living room with the bedroom even as a large gray sectional and a lovely bed with understated design complete the new holiday home. [Photography: Christopher Dibble]

Tiny bedroom in white with red accents and a bit of greenery
Bathroom in white with wood accents and ample natural light
Ceiling create a common connection between the bathroom and the bedroom
Small garden area and backyard sitting space for guests to enjoy

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