Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Garden and storage sheds of Lakeside, pt. 3

Basic.  What you see is what you get sheds.

This little shed is made of metal with corrugated roof and a few peek holes for windows. It’s behind Jane and Don Leach’s cottage on Lynn, but based on the property line of hostas, probably belongs to the next cottage.


This one is concrete block, painted gray to match the cottage which is probably early 20th century farm house style.  Also on Lynn.


Here are two off the lot sheds, decorated to match their cottage, simple and inexpensive, but they get the job done.  The one on the left is a gambrel roof (also called barn roof), or Dutch Colonial, which is really the most authentic style since it is from the 1600s.  The Victorian style which many covet for cottage architecture came much later. The owners have dressed it up with shutters and a window box.  The one on the right is a simple gable, and is nice for areas that may get a lot of snow or rain for run off. The double doors really help for limited storage.


These two snugged together have basic shed roofs, but I suspect the one of the right may be an old garage from the old days—there’s just something about those doors.  The other is an off the lot style, and it’s been painted to match the house. The grass was wet when I took the photo, so I didn’t go closer.


This is on South Oak and is so hidden in trees and weeds that I can’t tell if it’s being used for storage.  If it is, no one has been visiting for awhile.  But it’s possible there is an entrance I can’t see from the street. It’s large enough to have been a garage.


Something about this one says chicken coop to me.  Possibly it was moved to this spot from another location. It seems to be much older than the cottage. But it is also possible this was a children’s play house at one time.

Lakeside 2010 454


Linda said...

Your photos are lovely, Norma. :)

Norma said...

Thank you, Linda.