Website of Joe Landsberger

Home is
where the heart is.
Gaius Plinius Secundas
(Pliny the Elder) 23 - 79,
Roman author

Home Renovations Index:

Goodrich Avenue Residence
Garage, Cupola, Gardenhouse


Garage and cupola 1998


Western view of my old house

In the summer of 1998, I decided to re-side and re-roof the garage to "mimic" the house, as well as build a cupola. I stripped off old siding from the garage, added clapboard and trim reflecting the house, as well as add some tiles of birds collected from around the world.

A new garage door was installed in 2013. As part of an "update" in 2014 I repainted the garage and its cupola and completely renovated the garden house.

Garden house 1999

I decided it would also be a good time to build a small garden house out from its south side.

One thing led to another, and by 1999 a garden house was added to the project. I scavenged around and found all the windows including the bay, used up some spare timber, and insulated everything. It was fun to take the project from start to finish with my own crude skills without any "assistance".

Stone carving carried back
from a trip to China


The birds of the garage: