On the Market: An Industrial Chic Garage-Turned-Single-Family in Quincy
The airy, contemporary residence was originally built to house an exotic car collection.
227 Granite St., Quincy
Size: 2,240 square feet
You’re about to look at your two-bay garage through new eyes: The owners of this inventive single-family made their personal paradise out of a parking lot. The shell of the garage was built back in the ’70s to shelter a private exotic car collection (as one does), but the project was left unfinished and sat vacant for years. That is, until the current owners spotted the unattended edifice and decided to transform it into a gleaming, contempo home.
The galvanized steel garage doors are still a focal point, rolling up to expose one wall of the first floor to the fenced-in patio and forging an indoor-outdoor living room. Though the overhead doors aren’t yet automatic, they could easily be made so, and the fire pit table outside can be included in the sale if you so choose. The sellers embraced the space’s industrial vibe and made it modern with every design choice: Peep the Sputnik-style light fixture that hangs down from the 20-foot ceiling, the polished concrete floors downstairs, and the distressed hickory floors upstairs.
Adjacent to the den, the kitchen keeps it sleek and simple with chrome fixtures, walnut-colored cabinets, and quartz all over the counters and backsplash. On the second floor, a hallway loft enclosed by a black metal railing looks down into the open living area below while also offering a couple of bonus nooks to place your work-from-home desk or stationary bike. Complete with two bedrooms, two and a half baths, and more than 2,000 square feet, the single-family makes room for almost anything you need. The only thing this garage-turned-home is lacking, incidentally, is a carport of its own. But worry not, there’s still parking space for up to three cars—exotic or not.
For information, contact Candice Macoul, Luxury Living Real Estate, luxurylivingre.idxbroker.com.
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