New York Magazine

The Garage That Grew a House

A former auto-repair shop gets a second life as a five-story rowhouse.
The Building Façade The new multi-story house (built within the original façade and brick walls of the auto shop) has two recessed floors not visible from the street; the exterior cornice is custom brick.

FOR YEARS, Jared Snyder, who runs the decorative-finishing company JJ Snyder Studio, used to get his work van fixed at J&S Auto Repair. “I mentioned to my studio manager, James Perry Owens, when I was in there one day that I would love to buy a garage

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