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Seattle Shed Packed With Creativity and Budget-Friendly Ideas

Two years ago, architect Jim Friesz received a call from a friend who lived in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood. A neighbor was looking to remodel her Craftsman home’s detached two-car garage, and the friend thought Friesz, who had recently co-founded a new design studio, might be interested in taking on the project. “We were just starting out as a firm,” Friesz says. 

The project appealed to the designers of Mutuus Studio for a number of reasons. The homeowner wanted the shed to serve a variety of uses, including working from home, gardening, exercising and entertaining. And it had to be done on a strict budget“It was an exercise in restraint,” Friesz says.