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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. $1,295 $971 $1,995 $1,496
3ft.x7ft. $2,595 $1,946 $2,895 $2,171
4ft.x6ft. $2,695 $2,021 $3,295 $2,471
5ft.x5ft. $3,095 $2,321 $3,495 $2,621
4ft.x7ft. $2,795 $2,096 $3,395 $2,546
5ft.x6ft. $3,195 $2,396 $3,795 $2,846
4ft.x8ft. $3,395 $2,546 $3,995 $2,996
5ft.x7ft. $3,695 $2,771 $4,295 $3,221
6ft.x6ft. $3,695 $2,771 $4,295 $3,221
5ft.x8ft. $3,995 $2,996 $4,495 $3,371
4ft.x10ft. $4,295 $3,221 $5,095 $3,821
6ft.x7ft. $3,995 $2,996 $4,595 $3,446
7ft.x6ft. $3,895 $2,921 $4,595 $3,446
5ft.x9ft. $4,195 $3,146 $4,995 $3,746
9ft.x5ft. $4,295 $3,221 $4,795 $3,596
6ft.x8ft. $4,295 $3,221 $5,095 $3,821
8ft.x6ft. $4,295 $3,221 $5,095 $3,821
4ft.x12ft. $4,495 $3,371 $5,095 $3,821
7ft.x7ft. $4,395 $3,296 $5,395 $4,046
5ft.x10ft. $4,395 $3,296 $5,395 $4,046
6ft.x9ft. $4,395 $3,296 $5,395 $4,046
9ft.x6ft. $4,695 $3,521 $5,395 $4,046
4ft.x14ft. $4,395 $3,296 $5,395 $4,046
7ft.x8ft. $4,995 $3,746 $5,695 $4,271
5ft.x12ft. $4,495 $3,371 $5,495 $4,121
6ft.x10ft. $4,495 $3,371 $5,495 $4,121
7ft.x9ft. $5,295 $3,971 $5,795 $4,346
9ft.x7ft. $5,295 $3,971 $5,795 $4,346
8ft.x8ft. $5,295 $3,971 $5,795 $4,346
6ft.x11ft. $4,895 $3,671 $5,595 $4,196
7ft.x10ft. $4,995 $3,746 $5,695 $4,271
5ft.x14ft. $4,995 $3,746 $5,695 $4,271

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. $4,995 $3,746 $5,695 $4,271
8ft.x9ft. $5,395 $4,046 $5,995 $4,496
7ft.x11ft. $5,395 $4,046 $6,095 $4,571
8ft.x10ft. $5,495 $4,121 $6,295 $4,721
10ft.x8ft. $5,495 $4,121 $6,295 $4,721
9ft.x9ft. $5,495 $4,121 $6,395 $4,796
6ft.x14ft. $5,595 $4,196 $6,895 $5,171
7ft.x12ft. $5,395 $4,046 $6,095 $4,571
8ft.x11ft. $5,595 $4,196 $6,695 $5,021
9ft.x10ft. $5,695 $4,271 $6,995 $5,246
5ft.x18ft. $5,995 $4,496 $7,195 $5,396
8ft.x12ft. $5,895 $4,421 $7,095 $5,321
6ft.x16ft. $5,695 $4,271 $6,995 $5,246
12ft.x8ft. $5,895 $4,421 $7,095 $5,321
7ft.x14ft. $5,695 $4,271 $6,995 $5,246
14ft.x7ft. $6,495 $4,871 $7,395 $5,546
9ft.x11ft. $6,295 $4,721 $7,395 $5,546
10ft.x10ft. $6,795 $5,096 $7,595 $5,696

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. $6,795 $5,096 $7,595 $5,696
7ft.x15ft. $5,995 $4,496 $7,395 $5,546
9ft.x12ft. $6,995 $5,246 $7,895 $5,921
12ft.x9ft. $6,995 $5,246 $7,895 $5,921
6ft.x18ft. $6,795 $5,096 $7,595 $5,696
11ft.x10ft. $7,295 $5,471 $8,395 $6,296
10ft.x11ft. $7,195 $5,396 $8,195 $6,146
7ft.x16ft. $6,295 $4,721 $7,495 $5,621
8ft.x14ft. $6,995 $5,246 $7,895 $5,921
10ft.x12ft. $7,595 $5,696 $8,995 $6,746
6ft.x20ft. $7,395 $5,546 $8,795 $6,596
8ft.x15ft. $7,495 $5,621 $8,795 $6,596
12ft.x10ft. $7,595 $5,696 $8,995 $6,746
7ft.x18ft. $7,595 $5,696 $8,995 $6,746
9ft.x14ft. $7,795 $5,846 $9,095 $6,821
8ft.x16ft. $7,795 $5,846 $9,095 $6,821
10ft.x13ft. $8,295 $6,221 $9,595 $7,196

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. $8,395 $6,296 $9,695 $7,271
10ft.x14ft. $8,895 $6,671 $10,195 $7,646
11ft.x13ft. $9,595 $7,196 $11,295 $8,471
12ft.x12ft. $9,595 $7,196 $11,395 $8,546
8ft.x18ft. $8,995 $6,746 $10,495 $7,871
9ft.x16ft. $8,895 $6,671 $10,495 $7,871
8ft.x19ft. $9,295 $6,971 $10,795 $8,096
9ft.x17ft. $9,495 $7,121 $11,195 $8,396
10ft.x16ft. $9,695 $7,271 $11,495 $8,621
8ft.x20ft. $9,695 $7,271 $11,495 $8,621
9ft.x18ft. $9,795 $7,346 $11,595 $8,696
12ft.x14ft. $9,795 $7,346 $11,595 $8,696
11ft.x16ft. $10,395 $7,796 $12,195 $9,146
10ft.x18ft. $10,695 $8,021 $12,295 $9,221
10ft.x19ft. $11,295 $8,471 $12,895 $9,671
12ft.x16ft. $11,195 $8,396 $12,795 $9,596
16ft.x12ft. $11,995 $8,996 $13,495 $10,121
14ft.x14ft. $12,095 $9,071 $13,795 $10,346
10ft.x20ft. $11,995 $8,996 $13,495 $10,121
12ft.x18ft. $12,595 $9,446 $14,495 $10,871
14ft.x16ft. $13,295 $9,971 $15,695 $11,771
16ft.x14ft. $13,995 $10,496 $16,295 $12,221
13ft.x18ft. $13,295 $9,971 $15,695 $11,771
12ft.x20ft. $13,595 $10,196 $15,995 $11,996
10ft.x24ft. $13,595 $10,196 $15,995 $11,996
14ft.x18ft. $14,895 $11,171 $17,195 $12,896
18ft.x14ft. $14,895 $11,171 $17,195 $12,896
16ft.x16ft. $15,395 $11,546 $17,495 $13,121
14ft.x20ft. $16,395 $12,296 $19,195 $14,396
8ft.x35ft. $16,295 $12,221 $18,995 $14,246
16ft.x20ft. $17,995 $13,496 $20,895 $15,671
20ft.x32ft. $34,895 $26,171 $40,295 $30,221

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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