So maybe your typical greenhouse doesn't look like a turn-of-the-century storefront, but this client wanted something unique that matched the property and didn't overwhelm the small space allotted for it. The owner had built a beautiful wood-shed, with a farm-style single pitched roof. They had suggested I mirror that with the greenhouse, but I was having trouble figuring out how to make it look refined enough, while matching the shed. After about 5 different drawings, the though hit me....a classic storefront would provide the perfect place to display favorite plants, and would accomodate a roof line that match that of the woodshed.
The clients, a designer and an antique collector collaborate with me to create this fabulous design. They plan to add shelves and a number of details.