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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 $777 $1,895 $1,232
3ft.x7ft. $2,495 $1,622 $2,795 $1,817
4ft.x6ft. $2,595 $1,687 $3,095 $2,012
5ft.x5ft. $2,895 $1,882 $3,295 $2,142
4ft.x7ft. $2,695 $1,752 $3,195 $2,077
5ft.x6ft. $2,995 $1,947 $3,595 $2,337
4ft.x8ft. $3,195 $2,077 $3,795 $2,467
5ft.x7ft. $3,495 $2,272 $4,095 $2,662
6ft.x6ft. $3,495 $2,272 $4,095 $2,662
5ft.x8ft. $3,795 $2,467 $4,295 $2,792
4ft.x10ft. $4,095 $2,662 $4,795 $3,117
6ft.x7ft. $3,795 $2,467 $4,395 $2,857
5ft.x9ft. $3,995 $2,597 $4,695 $3,052
9ft.x5ft. $4,095 $2,662 $4,495 $2,922
6ft.x8ft. $4,095 $2,662 $4,795 $3,117
8ft.x6ft. $4,095 $2,662 $4,795 $3,117
4ft.x12ft. $4,295 $2,792 $4,795 $3,117
7ft.x7ft. $4,195 $2,727 $5,095 $3,312
5ft.x10ft. $4,195 $2,727 $5,095 $3,312
6ft.x9ft. $4,195 $2,727 $5,095 $3,312
9ft.x6ft. $4,395 $2,857 $5,095 $3,312
4ft.x14ft. $4,195 $2,727 $5,095 $3,312
7ft.x8ft. $4,695 $3,052 $5,395 $3,507
5ft.x12ft. $4,295 $2,792 $5,195 $3,377
6ft.x10ft. $4,295 $2,792 $5,195 $3,377
7ft.x9ft. $4,995 $3,247 $5,495 $3,572
9ft.x7ft. $4,995 $3,247 $5,495 $3,572
8ft.x8ft. $4,995 $3,247 $5,495 $3,572
6ft.x11ft. $4,595 $2,987 $5,295 $3,442
7ft.x10ft. $4,695 $3,052 $5,395 $3,507
5ft.x14ft. $4,695 $3,052 $5,395 $3,507

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 $3,052 $5,395 $3,507
8ft.x9ft. $5,095 $3,312 $5,695 $3,702
7ft.x11ft. $5,095 $3,312 $5,795 $3,767
8ft.x10ft. $5,195 $3,377 $5,995 $3,897
10ft.x8ft. $5,195 $3,377 $5,995 $3,897
9ft.x9ft. $5,195 $3,377 $6,095 $3,962
6ft.x14ft. $5,295 $3,442 $6,495 $4,222
7ft.x12ft. $5,095 $3,312 $5,795 $3,767
8ft.x11ft. $5,295 $3,442 $6,295 $4,092
9ft.x10ft. $5,395 $3,507 $6,595 $4,287
5ft.x18ft. $5,695 $3,702 $6,795 $4,417
8ft.x12ft. $5,595 $3,637 $6,695 $4,352
6ft.x16ft. $5,395 $3,507 $6,595 $4,287
12ft.x8ft. $5,595 $3,637 $6,695 $4,352
7ft.x14ft. $5,395 $3,507 $6,595 $4,287
14ft.x7ft. $6,095 $3,962 $6,995 $4,547
9ft.x11ft. $5,995 $3,897 $6,995 $4,547
10ft.x10ft. $6,395 $4,157 $7,195 $4,677

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 $4,157 $7,195 $4,677
7ft.x15ft. $5,695 $3,702 $6,995 $4,547
9ft.x12ft. $6,595 $4,287 $7,495 $4,872
12ft.x9ft. $6,595 $4,287 $7,495 $4,872
6ft.x18ft. $6,395 $4,157 $7,195 $4,677
11ft.x10ft. $6,895 $4,482 $7,895 $5,132
7ft.x16ft. $5,995 $3,897 $7,095 $4,612
8ft.x14ft. $6,595 $4,287 $7,495 $4,872
10ft.x12ft. $7,195 $4,677 $8,495 $5,522
6ft.x20ft. $6,995 $4,547 $8,295 $5,392
8ft.x15ft. $7,095 $4,612 $8,295 $5,392
12ft.x10ft. $7,195 $4,677 $8,495 $5,522
7ft.x18ft. $7,195 $4,677 $8,495 $5,522
9ft.x14ft. $7,395 $4,807 $8,595 $5,587
8ft.x16ft. $7,395 $4,807 $8,595 $5,587

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

All prices in $USD
Medium Palmerston
Home Studios, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
10ft.x14ft. $8,395 $5,457 $9,595 $6,237
11ft.x13ft. $9,095 $5,912 $10,695 $6,952
12ft.x12ft. $9,095 $5,912 $10,795 $7,017
8ft.x18ft. $8,495 $5,522 $9,895 $6,432
9ft.x16ft. $8,395 $5,457 $9,895 $6,432
8ft.x19ft. $8,795 $5,717 $10,195 $6,627
9ft.x17ft. $8,995 $5,847 $10,595 $6,887
10ft.x16ft. $9,195 $5,977 $10,895 $7,082
8ft.x20ft. $9,195 $5,977 $10,895 $7,082
9ft.x18ft. $9,295 $6,042 $10,995 $7,147
12ft.x14ft. $9,295 $6,042 $10,995 $7,147
11ft.x16ft. $9,795 $6,367 $11,495 $7,472
10ft.x18ft. $10,095 $6,562 $11,595 $7,537
10ft.x19ft. $10,695 $6,952 $12,195 $7,927
12ft.x16ft. $10,595 $6,887 $12,095 $7,862
16ft.x12ft. $11,295 $7,342 $12,795 $8,317
14ft.x14ft. $11,395 $7,407 $12,995 $8,447
10ft.x20ft. $11,295 $7,342 $12,795 $8,317
12ft.x18ft. $11,895 $7,732 $13,695 $8,902
14ft.x16ft. $12,595 $8,187 $14,795 $9,617
16ft.x14ft. $13,195 $8,577 $15,395 $10,007
13ft.x18ft. $12,595 $8,187 $14,795 $9,617
12ft.x20ft. $12,795 $8,317 $15,095 $9,812
10ft.x24ft. $12,795 $8,317 $15,095 $9,812
14ft.x18ft. $14,095 $9,162 $16,195 $10,527
18ft.x14ft. $14,095 $9,162 $16,195 $10,527
16ft.x16ft. $14,495 $9,422 $16,495 $10,722
14ft.x20ft. $15,495 $10,072 $18,095 $11,762
8ft.x35ft. $15,395 $10,007 $17,895 $11,632
16ft.x20ft. $16,995 $11,047 $19,695 $12,802
20ft.x32ft. $32,895 $21,382 $37,995 $24,697

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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