This steep pitched roof shed was part of a 'shaker' garden in north London.
For general use and with a Western Red Cedar shingle roof, it sat perfectly with the overall style of the charming walled garden, which I had constructed some time before
My clients call this 'the shed' though we are all agreed it is something
more. With power and lighting, a fridge/freezer, and a small verandah -
now much used for sitting out - This 'shed' is the envy of the
See 'A colourful summer garden'
This little sentry hut was all that was needed for the few garden tools required.
The client - a keen yachtswoman, was happy with the deck - shaped like the bow of a yacht, and the deep blue walls.
A small, square garden, meant that a good sized square shed would encroach both physically and visually into the lawn.
The answer was to slice a corner off. I chose a hipped, square roof, as this gave the shed a symmetry from the diagonal slice. The shed was large enough for the family bikes as well as the usual garden stuff.
This small shed was to fit into a Japanese style garden.
For most of the time it was used as a covered bench. This was easily removed to allow access to the doors.