Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Garden and Storage sheds of Lakeside, pt. 2

Artsy and tasteful

You can’t get much more artsy than this charmer—a standard, off the lot, barn shape with a variety of shingles and shapes to create a lake scene lighthouse with a rising (or setting) sun.

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And who couldn’t love this little sweetie behind a Second St.cottage. I believe the door was salvaged from the house when an upper deck was made.  In the 1800s, many cottages had a “chapel” theme to reflect the spiritual closeness to nature that church camps and chautauquas offered. This allows some protection for bikes and children’s toys as well as a shed for tools.


This one is also off the lot common, but has been dressed up with shingles to match the house.  It faces Second St. because the house is on the corner. Notice the window box an the convenient wide doors.


This storage shed has small chapel windows to match the 19th century cottage.


Another angle for this little chapel/shed. Nicely shaped doors wide enough for easy access.

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I was so sure this lovely shed was a guest house, but a neighbor told me it has always been a shed.  It certainly is cute. It is so well hidden, you’d have to be looking for it to see it.  Next to the parking lot on Third St.


This shed was part of a wonderful renovation of a very old nondescript cottage for Bob and Janet Heishman of Oak Park, IL in the 1990s (since sold).  The shed was really ugly and a different material than the house, but was redesigned to look really nice and has a side extension .  A deck connects it to the house.

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This one is so hidden in the back yard, I suspect it might have been a “guest” house in a less fussy time, but is now used for storage.  It has a gable roof, then a smaller gable perpendicular over the door for a covered entry, an flower box at the window. Windows in sheds are necessary so you can see the bugs, bats and spiders as you enter to look for tools or bikes.


I can see four, possible five sheds in this photo, however, it’s the one with its own lean-to or car port I am focusing on. Notice the washtub on the side.  That’s truly a sign from the early 20th century.  And I love the reserved parking sign.


Hip roofs are very popular in Lakeside, with a number of “Ross Hips” built in the early 20th century near Perry Park as rentals. This shed has a hip roof and very attractive, stylized doors.

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