Pop’s Garage

Pop’s Garage

A military career is an honorable, educational and fulfilling journey, but perpetual movement prevents a family from establishing roots anywhere. Forty years in the making; the patriarch dreamed of a wood & auto hobby shop, but never lived anywhere long enough to convert that dream into a reality, until now. Years of planning created this 2400 SF workshop nestled in a park-like setting the family called home when they purchased the property 15 years ago. The building houses a 3-bay auto shop, auto lifts, a fully-outfitted wood shop, a large storage loft, a full bath. It’s more than a man cave, it’s a man monument.


Boerne, TX (Designed 2013; Built 2015)


turn of the century gas station

Personalized new shop!


2400SF shop with auto bays, wood shop, break area, bathroom, storage loft, 1-1/2 story

Client’s Style:

art deco meets hill country


The Sketch, The Details, The Docs, The Advisor

Lifestyle Features:
  • entry canopy with novelty fuel pumps & compressed air station for authenticity
  • fully functional but separate auto & wood shop to satisfy all hobbies
  • equipment room to storage mechanical & water catchment filtration
  • extra 110 & 220 power outlets for optimum equipment mobility
  • double-wide swing doors in wood shop to permit easy equipment passage
  • vertical lift to transport storage between ground level & loft
  • break area with fridge & sink for relaxing during those long hobby days
  • pull-through bay to allow vehicle access from both sides
Environment Solutions:
  • ICF walls for a super-insulated and energy-efficient enclosure
  • Insulated overhead & man doors to maintain energy-efficient envelope
  • metal roofs equipped with gutters and water catchment and filtration systems
  • 40k gallon water catchment tank to supply drinking water & landscape irrigation
  • predominant North-South orientation to capture optimum natural light
Community Influence
  • design a residential scaled building to fit with the adjoining property buildings
  • stone & stucco exterior to mimic neighboring buildings


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