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Home Studios

Palmerston

An elegant design that blends form with function.

The Palmerston was our first garden studio design and remains one of our most popular. Clean and simple with a classic gable roof, it’s the perfect choice as a guest house, outdoor recording studio, or garden room office. Lend it your personal touch by customizing with a number of home studio options like shutters and flowerboxes. Many of our customers also add a stylish dormer window to create a little more natural light. Get more Palmerston home studio ideas and inspiration from our favourites!

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overview

  • The Palmerston home studio is known for its traditional gable roofline that allows for extra head room, making it the perfect garden office. Learn more about pricing and your Palmerston home studio in these style tabs.

  • Palmerston home studio

Features

- Characterized by a spacious gable roofline.
- Plenty of headroom.
- Ideal for an outdoor recording studio.

Popular options:
  • French doors
  • Arch windows
  • Ancient flower boxes
  • Storm shutters
  • Cedar shingles
  • Extra overhang
  • Full length window

Floor plans

Below are a few sample Palmerston studio design floorplans to get you started.
For more ideas and photos please visit Interiors under inspiration.

  • Palmerston home studio Floor Plan 1
  • Palmerston home studio Floor Plan 2
Palmerston floor plans configurations

Try this Floor Planner Tool to design your own space and share as you like.
You may also download graph paper and print out a few sheets to help designing your own space!

Available Palmerston home studio sizes

Palmerston have sizes ranging from 72 sq.ft to 320 sq.ft

If you cannot find your size please contact us.

Assembly

Level of Difficulty:

Like all of our buildings, our Palmerston home studio includes easy-to-follow instructions, diagrams, and assembly videos that will help you through the process.

Below is a series of photos showing one of our Sonoma buildings being assembled.

  • Levelling the site for Palmerston home studio

    Levelling the site for your Palmerston studio

  • Sub-floor installation Palmerston home studio

    Sub-floor installation for a Palmerston

  • studio wall frame Palmerston home studio

    Palmerston studio wall frame install

  • wall frame installation Palmerston home studio

    Complete wall frame installation for a Palmerston building

  • Finished Palmerston home studio

    Finished Palmerston home studio (click image for more details)

Hiring a contractor

Our Palmerston studio design buildings are relatively easy to assemble however if you feel that you may want some assistance check out our hire a contractor page.

Hiring a contractor Palmerston home studio
Contractor working on a roof
  • 3D Video Tour of a Palmerston home studio building

    The product featured is a Palmerston in a poolside setting with the following options: Opening windows, standard single door, a screen kit.

    Visit our 3D Tours page to see all the Summerwood Styles.

  • Palmerston studio video tour

details & specs

Palmerston Home Studio Dimensions

PALMERSTON GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS CHART
A B C D E
BUILDING DEPTH BUILDING HEIGHT FLOOR HEIGHT WALL HEIGHT ROOF HEIGHT
4' 8' - 4 1/8" 5 5/8" 6' - 4 1/2" 1' 6"
6' 8' - 11 1/2" 5 5/8" 6' - 4 1/2" 2' - 1 3/8"
8' 10' - 2 3/8" 7 5/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 2' - 8 1/4"
10' 10' - 9 3/8" 7 5/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 3' - 3 1/4"
12' 11' - 4 1/4" 7 5/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 3' - 10 1/8"
14' 11' - 11 1/4" 7 5/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 4' - 5 1/8"
16' 12' - 8 1/4" 8 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 5' - 1/8"
18' 13' - 3 1/2" 8 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 5' - 7 3/8"
20' 13' - 10 3/8" 8 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 6' - 2 1/4"
22' 14' - 5 3/8" 8 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 6' - 9 1/4"
24' 15' - 3/8" 8 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 7' - 4 1/4"
26' 15' - 7 1/4" 8 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 7' - 11 1/4"
28' 16' - 2 1/4" 8 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 8' - 6 1/8"

Our measurements (i.e. 8ft. x 12ft.) are taken from the outside of the floor & wall framing, therefore, they don't include the siding, and/or sheathing.

For true interior measurements, subtract the thickness of the wall framing; 3 ½” for 2x4 walls, and 5 ½” for 2x6 walls. Note: 2 x 4 is actually 1 ½” x 3 ½” and 2 x 6 is actually 1 ½” x 5 ½” due to the properties of "finished” lumber.

Wall Plan

Wall plan drawing for a Palmerston building

For true exterior dimensions, add the siding, sheathing (if applicable), and corner trim pieces. The Canexel siding is 3/8" thick, the cedar siding is 3/4" thick and the log siding is 1 1/2" thick. The wall sheathing varies from 7/16” to 3/4”. The corner trim is 3/4".

If you have any other questions pertaining to the size of your Palmerston home studio building, please do not hesitate to ask us, we're here to help.

Roof Framing Plan

In strong competition with hip roofing, gable roofing is up there for the most popular roofing style. Common in Palmerston studios are gable roofs, which typically features a continuous ridge, with two sides sloping from the center toward the walls of the structure. .

Gable roofs are much easier to frame, sheath, and finish, giving the vertical wall component of a gable roof its style, known as “gable ends”.

Ventilation is easy to install. Due to its geometry and access to gable ends, roof vents can be placed on the gable ends rather than the roof itself. Consult with your contractor or roofing company, for the most effective ventilation system for your roof.

Roof framing drawing for a Palmerston building

Overhang Detail

Soffits are the cedar trim pieces that are attached to the underside of the rafter ends.
Fascia is typically the cedar 1x4 that’s used to cover the rafter tips and provide a nice straight level line for the bottom of your roof.

Palmerston home studio overhang detail

Foundation

The Palmerston studio is well suited for a traditional patio stone foundation. A concrete pad is also ideal for poolside applications.

Visit Foundations Page for detail.

Palmerston building foundation

Materials

Like all summerwood designs, the Palmerston home studio is a fantastic display of premium grade materials coming together for any your outdoor needs. Our materials are chosen for their aesthetic appeal, durability, and environmental friendliness. Construction is engineered for garages and cabins, but ideally suited for storage sheds and pool cabanas as well.

Floor
item material dimension notes
runners pressure treated 2x6 underside of floor framing
joists pressure treated 2x4 - 2x8 16" on center
sheathing spruce 48" x 96" x 5/8" tongue & groove
material upgrades
floor insulation expanded polystyrene 3 1/2" & 5 1/2" within floor cavities
pine flooring white pine 1x6 tongue & groove
Walls
item material dimension notes
wall plates spruce 2x4 - 2x6 bottom, top, double top
wall studs spruce 2x4 - 2x6 16" on center
siding cedar channel 1x8 standard horizontal siding
material upgrades
canexel siding canexel 1x8 studs & plates
cedar wall framing cedar 2x8 - 2x6 studs & plates
esu1a osb + typar n/a wall sheathing & building wrap
wall insulation expanded polystyrene 3 1/2" & 5 1/2" within wall cavities
Roof
item material dimension notes
ceiling spruce 2x4 - 2x10 ceiling framing
rafters spruce 2x4 - 2x10 24" on center maximum
ridge board spruce 2x4 - 2x10 n/a
sheathing osb 48" x 96" x 7/16" n/a
material upgrades
cedar roof boards cedar 1x6 - 1x8 n/a
cedar rafters cedar 2x6 - 2x12 n/a
roof insulation expanded polystyrene 3 1/2" & 5 1/2" on roof surface
Roof
item material dimension notes
cedar trim cedar 1x6 - 1x8 corners, soffit, fascia
material upgrades
maintenance free trim versatex 1x4 - 1x8 corners, soffit, fascia

Popular upgrades

Enhanced Siding Package

If you are thinking of adding insulation, consider adding one of our "enhanced siding packages". It's a layer of sheathing (OSB or plywood) and house wrap (Typar and optional HomeSlicker) that provides a moisture barrier to your structure.

Enhanced siding package upgrade

Interior Cedar Siding and Framing

The Palmerston style allows for a wide array of interior finishes. Our cedar siding or framing interior upgrade can be incorporated on the walls and/or ceiling, providing a warm rustic feel.

Interior cedar siding choices for a Palmerston home studio

Roof Dormer

Below is a drawing for a dormer trim on a Palmerston studio. Dormers may vary in sizes and material, but the construction procedure remains the same.

Roof dormer detail & Palmerston building with a dormer

Extra Overhang

The Palmerston style roof features a standard 6” overhang where the roof meets the walls. The overhang is trimmed out with a soffit and fascia board. Extra overhang is offered in increments of 6” (i.e +6 (12”), +12 (18”)).!

Extra overhang drawing detail & Palmerston with an extra overhang

Finishing

Once your Palmerston home studio building is complete, there are a few things you can do on the inside to add to the comfort and enjoyment of your new Summerwood Palmerston.

Please see Interior Finishing under Advice for more information

Insulation

Enjoy your Summerwood Palmerston studio in any season and remain comfortable by implementing insulation in the floor, walls, and/or roof.

Insulation material for a Palmerston building

Electrical

The inside of our Palmerston home studio are deliberately left exposed to accommodate various electrical applications.

Electrical configuration example

Plumbing

Often the Palmerston style is required to accommodate change rooms, bathroom or bar sinks.

Plumbing for a Palmerston studio

pricing

Visit "options and accessories" for detail and pricing of our accessories.

Find below pricing for all of the Palmerston sizes that we have built so far. Don't see your size? Ask us and we will provide you with a quote.

SM Palmerston
Home Studios (<70 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Small Palmerston
Home Studios, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
3ft.x4ft. $1,495 $1,196 $2,295 $1,836
3ft.x7ft. $2,895 $2,316 $3,295 $2,636
4ft.x6ft. $3,095 $2,476 $3,695 $2,956
5ft.x5ft. $3,495 $2,796 $3,995 $3,196
4ft.x7ft. $3,195 $2,556 $3,895 $3,116
5ft.x6ft. $3,595 $2,876 $4,395 $3,516
4ft.x8ft. $3,895 $3,116 $4,595 $3,676
5ft.x7ft. $4,295 $3,436 $4,895 $3,916
6ft.x6ft. $4,295 $3,436 $4,895 $3,916
5ft.x8ft. $4,595 $3,676 $5,095 $4,076
4ft.x10ft. $4,895 $3,916 $5,795 $4,636
6ft.x7ft. $4,595 $3,676 $5,195 $4,156
7ft.x6ft. $4,495 $3,596 $5,195 $4,156
5ft.x9ft. $4,795 $3,836 $5,695 $4,556
9ft.x5ft. $4,895 $3,916 $5,495 $4,396
6ft.x8ft. $4,895 $3,916 $5,795 $4,636
8ft.x6ft. $4,895 $3,916 $5,795 $4,636
4ft.x12ft. $5,095 $4,076 $5,795 $4,636
7ft.x7ft. $4,995 $3,996 $6,195 $4,956
5ft.x10ft. $4,995 $3,996 $6,195 $4,956
6ft.x9ft. $4,995 $3,996 $6,195 $4,956
9ft.x6ft. $5,395 $4,316 $6,195 $4,956
5ft.x11ft. $5,095 $4,076 $6,295 $5,036
4ft.x14ft. $4,995 $3,996 $6,195 $4,956
7ft.x8ft. $5,695 $4,556 $6,595 $5,276
5ft.x12ft. $5,095 $4,076 $6,295 $5,036
6ft.x10ft. $5,095 $4,076 $6,295 $5,036
7ft.x9ft. $6,095 $4,876 $6,695 $5,356
9ft.x7ft. $6,095 $4,876 $6,695 $5,356
8ft.x8ft. $6,095 $4,876 $6,695 $5,356
6ft.x11ft. $5,595 $4,476 $6,495 $5,196
7ft.x10ft. $5,695 $4,556 $6,595 $5,276
5ft.x14ft. $5,695 $4,556 $6,595 $5,276

MD Palmerston
Home Studios ( 70 - 100 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Medium Palmerston
Home Studios, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
6ft.x12ft. $5,695 $4,556 $6,595 $5,276
8ft.x9ft. $6,195 $4,956 $6,895 $5,516
7ft.x11ft. $6,195 $4,956 $6,995 $5,596
8ft.x10ft. $6,395 $5,116 $7,195 $5,756
10ft.x8ft. $6,395 $5,116 $7,195 $5,756
9ft.x9ft. $6,395 $5,116 $7,295 $5,836
6ft.x14ft. $6,495 $5,196 $7,895 $6,316
7ft.x12ft. $6,195 $4,956 $6,995 $5,596
8ft.x11ft. $6,495 $5,196 $7,695 $6,156
9ft.x10ft. $6,595 $5,276 $7,995 $6,396
5ft.x18ft. $6,895 $5,516 $8,195 $6,556
8ft.x12ft. $6,795 $5,436 $8,095 $6,476
6ft.x16ft. $6,595 $5,276 $7,995 $6,396
12ft.x8ft. $6,795 $5,436 $8,095 $6,476
7ft.x14ft. $6,595 $5,276 $7,995 $6,396
14ft.x7ft. $7,495 $5,996 $8,495 $6,796
9ft.x11ft. $7,195 $5,756 $8,495 $6,796
10ft.x10ft. $7,795 $6,236 $8,795 $7,036

LG Palmerston
Home Studios (100 - 130 sq.ft)

All prices in $USD
Large Palmerston
Home Studios, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
8ft.x13ft. $7,795 $6,236 $8,795 $7,036
13ft.x8ft. $7,895 $6,316 $8,895 $7,116
7ft.x15ft. $6,895 $5,516 $8,495 $6,796
9ft.x12ft. $7,995 $6,396 $9,095 $7,276
12ft.x9ft. $7,995 $6,396 $9,095 $7,276
6ft.x18ft. $7,795 $6,236 $8,795 $7,036
11ft.x10ft. $8,395 $6,716 $9,595 $7,676
10ft.x11ft. $8,195 $6,556 $9,395 $7,516
7ft.x16ft. $7,195 $5,756 $8,695 $6,956
8ft.x14ft. $7,995 $6,396 $9,095 $7,276
10ft.x12ft. $8,795 $7,036 $10,295 $8,236
6ft.x20ft. $8,595 $6,876 $10,095 $8,076
8ft.x15ft. $8,695 $6,956 $10,095 $8,076
12ft.x10ft. $8,795 $7,036 $10,295 $8,236
7ft.x18ft. $8,795 $7,036 $10,295 $8,236
9ft.x14ft. $8,995 $7,196 $10,395 $8,316
8ft.x16ft. $8,995 $7,196 $10,395 $8,316
10ft.x13ft. $9,495 $7,596 $11,095 $8,876

XLG Palmerston
Home Studios ( >130 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Medium Palmerston
Home Studios, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
9ft.x15ft. $9,695 $7,756 $11,195 $8,956
10ft.x14ft. $10,195 $8,156 $11,695 $9,356
11ft.x13ft. $11,095 $8,876 $12,895 $10,316
12ft.x12ft. $11,095 $8,876 $13,195 $10,556
8ft.x18ft. $10,295 $8,236 $12,095 $9,676
9ft.x16ft. $10,195 $8,156 $12,095 $9,676
8ft.x19ft. $10,795 $8,636 $12,395 $9,916
9ft.x17ft. $10,995 $8,796 $12,795 $10,236
10ft.x16ft. $11,195 $8,956 $13,295 $10,636
8ft.x20ft. $11,195 $8,956 $13,295 $10,636
9ft.x18ft. $11,295 $9,036 $13,395 $10,716
12ft.x14ft. $11,295 $9,036 $13,395 $10,716
11ft.x16ft. $11,995 $9,596 $13,995 $11,196
10ft.x18ft. $12,295 $9,836 $14,195 $11,356
10ft.x19ft. $13,095 $10,476 $14,795 $11,836
12ft.x16ft. $12,795 $10,236 $14,695 $11,756
16ft.x12ft. $13,795 $11,036 $15,595 $12,476
14ft.x14ft. $13,895 $11,116 $15,895 $12,716
10ft.x20ft. $13,795 $11,036 $15,595 $12,476
12ft.x18ft. $14,495 $11,596 $16,695 $13,356
14ft.x16ft. $15,395 $12,316 $18,095 $14,476
16ft.x14ft. $16,095 $12,876 $18,795 $15,036
13ft.x18ft. $15,395 $12,316 $18,095 $14,476
12ft.x20ft. $15,695 $12,556 $18,395 $14,716
10ft.x24ft. $15,695 $12,556 $18,395 $14,716
14ft.x18ft. $17,095 $13,676 $19,795 $15,836
18ft.x14ft. $17,095 $13,676 $19,795 $15,836
16ft.x16ft. $17,795 $14,236 $20,195 $16,156
14ft.x20ft. $18,895 $15,116 $22,095 $17,676
8ft.x35ft. $18,795 $15,036 $21,895 $17,516
12ft.x24ft. $18,995 $15,196 $22,195 $17,756
16ft.x18ft. $19,295 $15,436 $22,195 $17,756
16ft.x20ft. $20,795 $16,636 $24,095 $19,276
16ft.x22ft. $17,495 $13,996 $20,495 $16,396
20ft.x32ft. $40,195 $32,156 $46,495 $37,196

Custom Designs

Summerwood will take your custom design and make it your own. If you have something different in mind, talk to one of our designers about bringing it to life.

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