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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.

  • Floor Plan 1
  • 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 your Palmerston studio

  • Sub-floor installation for a Palmerston

  • Palmerston studio wall frame install

  • Complete wall frame installation for a Palmerston building

  • Finished Palmerston home studio

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.

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. $1,195 $896 $1,895 $1,421
3ft.x7ft. $2,495 $1,871 $2,795 $2,096
4ft.x6ft. $2,595 $1,946 $3,095 $2,321
5ft.x5ft. $2,895 $2,171 $3,295 $2,471
4ft.x7ft. $2,695 $2,021 $3,195 $2,396
5ft.x6ft. $2,995 $2,246 $3,595 $2,696
4ft.x8ft. $3,195 $2,396 $3,795 $2,846
5ft.x7ft. $3,495 $2,621 $4,095 $3,071
6ft.x6ft. $3,495 $2,621 $4,095 $3,071
5ft.x8ft. $3,795 $2,846 $4,295 $3,221
4ft.x10ft. $4,095 $3,071 $4,795 $3,596
6ft.x7ft. $3,795 $2,846 $4,395 $3,296
5ft.x9ft. $3,995 $2,996 $4,695 $3,521
9ft.x5ft. $4,095 $3,071 $4,495 $3,371
6ft.x8ft. $4,095 $3,071 $4,795 $3,596
8ft.x6ft. $4,095 $3,071 $4,795 $3,596
4ft.x12ft. $4,295 $3,221 $4,795 $3,596
7ft.x7ft. $4,195 $3,146 $5,095 $3,821
5ft.x10ft. $4,195 $3,146 $5,095 $3,821
6ft.x9ft. $4,195 $3,146 $5,095 $3,821
9ft.x6ft. $4,395 $3,296 $5,095 $3,821
4ft.x14ft. $4,195 $3,146 $5,095 $3,821
7ft.x8ft. $4,695 $3,521 $5,395 $4,046
5ft.x12ft. $4,295 $3,221 $5,195 $3,896
6ft.x10ft. $4,295 $3,221 $5,195 $3,896
7ft.x9ft. $4,995 $3,746 $5,495 $4,121
9ft.x7ft. $4,995 $3,746 $5,495 $4,121
8ft.x8ft. $4,995 $3,746 $5,495 $4,121
6ft.x11ft. $4,595 $3,446 $5,295 $3,971
7ft.x10ft. $4,695 $3,521 $5,395 $4,046
5ft.x14ft. $4,695 $3,521 $5,395 $4,046

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. $4,695 $3,521 $5,395 $4,046
8ft.x9ft. $5,095 $3,821 $5,695 $4,271
7ft.x11ft. $5,095 $3,821 $5,795 $4,346
8ft.x10ft. $5,195 $3,896 $5,995 $4,496
10ft.x8ft. $5,195 $3,896 $5,995 $4,496
9ft.x9ft. $5,195 $3,896 $6,095 $4,571
6ft.x14ft. $5,295 $3,971 $6,495 $4,871
7ft.x12ft. $5,095 $3,821 $5,795 $4,346
8ft.x11ft. $5,295 $3,971 $6,295 $4,721
9ft.x10ft. $5,395 $4,046 $6,595 $4,946
5ft.x18ft. $5,695 $4,271 $6,795 $5,096
8ft.x12ft. $5,595 $4,196 $6,695 $5,021
6ft.x16ft. $5,395 $4,046 $6,595 $4,946
12ft.x8ft. $5,595 $4,196 $6,695 $5,021
7ft.x14ft. $5,395 $4,046 $6,595 $4,946
14ft.x7ft. $6,095 $4,571 $6,995 $5,246
9ft.x11ft. $5,995 $4,496 $6,995 $5,246
10ft.x10ft. $6,395 $4,796 $7,195 $5,396

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. $6,395 $4,796 $7,195 $5,396
7ft.x15ft. $5,695 $4,271 $6,995 $5,246
9ft.x12ft. $6,595 $4,946 $7,495 $5,621
12ft.x9ft. $6,595 $4,946 $7,495 $5,621
6ft.x18ft. $6,395 $4,796 $7,195 $5,396
11ft.x10ft. $6,895 $5,171 $7,895 $5,921
10ft.x11ft. $6,795 $5,096 $7,795 $5,846
7ft.x16ft. $5,995 $4,496 $7,095 $5,321
8ft.x14ft. $6,595 $4,946 $7,495 $5,621
10ft.x12ft. $7,195 $5,396 $8,495 $6,371
6ft.x20ft. $6,995 $5,246 $8,295 $6,221
8ft.x15ft. $7,095 $5,321 $8,295 $6,221
12ft.x10ft. $7,195 $5,396 $8,495 $6,371
7ft.x18ft. $7,195 $5,396 $8,495 $6,371
9ft.x14ft. $7,395 $5,546 $8,595 $6,446
8ft.x16ft. $7,395 $5,546 $8,595 $6,446
10ft.x13ft. $7,795 $5,846 $9,095 $6,821

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. $7,895 $5,921 $9,195 $6,896
10ft.x14ft. $8,395 $6,296 $9,595 $7,196
11ft.x13ft. $9,095 $6,821 $10,695 $8,021
12ft.x12ft. $9,095 $6,821 $10,795 $8,096
8ft.x18ft. $8,495 $6,371 $9,895 $7,421
9ft.x16ft. $8,395 $6,296 $9,895 $7,421
8ft.x19ft. $8,795 $6,596 $10,195 $7,646
9ft.x17ft. $8,995 $6,746 $10,595 $7,946
10ft.x16ft. $9,195 $6,896 $10,895 $8,171
8ft.x20ft. $9,195 $6,896 $10,895 $8,171
9ft.x18ft. $9,295 $6,971 $10,995 $8,246
12ft.x14ft. $9,295 $6,971 $10,995 $8,246
11ft.x16ft. $9,795 $7,346 $11,495 $8,621
10ft.x18ft. $10,095 $7,571 $11,595 $8,696
10ft.x19ft. $10,695 $8,021 $12,195 $9,146
12ft.x16ft. $10,595 $7,946 $12,095 $9,071
16ft.x12ft. $11,295 $8,471 $12,795 $9,596
14ft.x14ft. $11,395 $8,546 $12,995 $9,746
10ft.x20ft. $11,295 $8,471 $12,795 $9,596
12ft.x18ft. $11,895 $8,921 $13,695 $10,271
14ft.x16ft. $12,595 $9,446 $14,795 $11,096
16ft.x14ft. $13,195 $9,896 $15,395 $11,546
13ft.x18ft. $12,595 $9,446 $14,795 $11,096
12ft.x20ft. $12,795 $9,596 $15,095 $11,321
10ft.x24ft. $12,795 $9,596 $15,095 $11,321
14ft.x18ft. $14,095 $10,571 $16,195 $12,146
18ft.x14ft. $14,095 $10,571 $16,195 $12,146
16ft.x16ft. $14,495 $10,871 $16,495 $12,371
14ft.x20ft. $15,495 $11,621 $18,095 $13,571
8ft.x35ft. $15,395 $11,546 $17,895 $13,421
16ft.x20ft. $16,995 $12,746 $19,695 $14,771
20ft.x32ft. $32,895 $24,671 $37,995 $28,496

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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