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What is a "above-garage apartment"?

 
 
Reply Sun 27 Nov, 2011 01:56 am
What is a "above-garage apartment"? Is is a small house built on one's garage? What is it for?
 
FOUND SOUL
 
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Reply Sun 27 Nov, 2011 02:22 am
@avalipeng,
It is an apartment that offers the garage underneath, entry from the garage is usually available to the apartment which is good security.

I don't get what you mean what is it for? It's a style of building that's all. Sometimes they are large complexes with lifts to the apartments, it's purely letting you know that there is private and secure garaging under your apartment.
fresco
 
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Reply Sun 27 Nov, 2011 05:42 am
@avalipeng,
Houses with adjoining garages often extend their accommodation by adding an apartment above the garage. In the UK, for example, this is a method of providing a "granny flat" for an elderly relative.
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fresco
 
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Reply Sun 27 Nov, 2011 05:44 am
@FOUND SOUL,
Quote:
I don't get what you mean what is it for?

Mr. Green
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contrex
 
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Reply Sun 27 Nov, 2011 06:03 am
http://www.architecturalhouseplans.com/images/home_plans/apartment_garage/sketch.jpg
fresco
 
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Reply Sun 27 Nov, 2011 06:37 am
@contrex,
That would be unusual in the UK. The word "apartment" implies separate living quarters from main house.
farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 27 Nov, 2011 06:48 am
@fresco,
Its quite common over in the US. We have what are called "carriage sheds" with an apartment or other occupancy use space above the "carriage (garage) space".

round here we calls em a "grossdawdy house"
contrex
 
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Reply Sun 27 Nov, 2011 07:21 am
@fresco,
fresco wrote:

That would be unusual in the UK. The word "apartment" implies separate living quarters from main house.


I thought that in UK and US English "apartment" implied living quarters separate (apart) from other sections (living quarters or in this case a garage) in the same building. When I was a kid we lived in a 3 floor house divided into a 2 floor maisonette above a ground floor flat.

Are you aware that the building in the picture I posted is an American one, which is a substantial garage with an apartment above it? That is, it isn't a "main house".




fresco
 
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Reply Sun 27 Nov, 2011 08:47 am
@contrex,
I assumed the building was American because of the wood cladding. If it were in brick, it might be called a "detached house with integral garage" (by a Brit), rather than "an above-garage apartment". Note that many houses in the UK are "semi-detached" (one of a symmetric pair with a common wall). Such houses might have had garages built at a later date attached to their free wall, with the option of adding living accommodation above.
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oristarA
 
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Reply Sun 27 Nov, 2011 09:01 am
@contrex,
contrex wrote:

http://www.architecturalhouseplans.com/images/home_plans/apartment_garage/sketch.jpg


It is a private house. Such house able to be called an apartment has surprised me.

contrex
 
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Reply Sun 27 Nov, 2011 09:04 am
Also I have seen in the UK, "Mews" houses which have a garage on the ground floor and living space above, and sometimes to one side. Mews is a primarily British term formerly describing a row of stables, usually with carriage houses below and living quarters above.

http://www.edinburgharchitecture.co.uk/images/jpgs/circus_lane_mews_house.jpg
saab
 
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Reply Sun 27 Nov, 2011 09:50 am
I thought that what now is modern and chick used to be living quarters for the chauffeur and before that for the coachman.
contrex
 
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Reply Sun 27 Nov, 2011 09:55 am
@saab,
saab wrote:
modern and chick


chic?


saab
 
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Reply Sun 27 Nov, 2011 10:08 am
@contrex,
Spelling mistake......
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 27 Nov, 2011 10:15 am
@oristarA,
oristarA wrote:

contrex wrote:

http://www.architecturalhouseplans.com/images/home_plans/apartment_garage/sketch.jpg


It is a private house. Such house able to be called an apartment has surprised me.





that is not a photo of a private house. It is a photo of a garage on a private property, with an apartment on the second floor - above the garage.
fresco
 
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Reply Sun 27 Nov, 2011 10:30 am
@ehBeth,
We Europeans (et al) are obviously not attuned to such affluence ! Smile
contrex
 
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Reply Sun 27 Nov, 2011 10:30 am
@ehBeth,
ehBeth wrote:
that is not a photo of a private house. It is a photo of a garage on a private property, with an apartment on the second floor - above the garage.


I thought I had made that clear, but evidently I failed.
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wayne
 
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Reply Sun 27 Nov, 2011 10:34 am
Arthur " The Fonz" Fonzarelli , lived in the garage apartment belonging to the Cunninghams, on the popular television series Happy Days.
saab
 
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Reply Sun 27 Nov, 2011 10:49 am
@fresco,
At least the Norwegians are..... but they kind of live in the outskirts of Europe.

http://www.google.de/search?hl=de&q=garasje+med+leilighet&gs_sm=c&gs_upl=0l0l1l416l0l0l0l0l0l0l0l0ll0l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&biw=1024&bih=569&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi
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wayne
 
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Reply Sun 27 Nov, 2011 10:54 am
@wayne,
The Fonz in his garage apartment.
http://youtu.be/H2i0QWXvOn0
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