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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.

Features

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

Popular options:

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 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 $1,495 $972
3ft.x7ft. $2,095 $1,362 $2,395 $1,557
4ft.x6ft. $2,195 $1,427 $2,695 $1,752
5ft.x5ft. $2,495 $1,622 $2,895 $1,882
4ft.x7ft. $2,295 $1,492 $2,795 $1,817
5ft.x6ft. $2,595 $1,687 $3,095 $2,012
4ft.x8ft. $2,795 $1,817 $3,195 $2,077
5ft.x7ft. $2,995 $1,947 $3,395 $2,207
6ft.x6ft. $2,995 $1,947 $3,395 $2,207
5ft.x8ft. $3,195 $2,077 $3,595 $2,337
4ft.x10ft. $3,395 $2,207 $3,995 $2,597
6ft.x7ft. $3,195 $2,077 $3,695 $2,402
5ft.x9ft. $3,295 $2,142 $3,895 $2,532
9ft.x5ft. $3,395 $2,207 $3,795 $2,467
6ft.x8ft. $3,395 $2,207 $3,995 $2,597
8ft.x6ft. $3,395 $2,207 $3,995 $2,597
4ft.x12ft. $3,595 $2,337 $3,995 $2,597
7ft.x7ft. $3,495 $2,272 $4,295 $2,792
5ft.x10ft. $3,495 $2,272 $4,295 $2,792
6ft.x9ft. $3,495 $2,272 $4,295 $2,792
9ft.x6ft. $3,695 $2,402 $4,295 $2,792
4ft.x14ft. $3,495 $2,272 $4,295 $2,792
7ft.x8ft. $3,895 $2,532 $4,595 $2,987
5ft.x12ft. $3,595 $2,337 $4,395 $2,857
6ft.x10ft. $3,595 $2,337 $4,395 $2,857
7ft.x9ft. $4,195 $2,727 $4,695 $3,052
9ft.x7ft. $4,195 $2,727 $4,695 $3,052
8ft.x8ft. $4,195 $2,727 $4,695 $3,052
6ft.x11ft. $3,795 $2,467 $4,495 $2,922
7ft.x10ft. $3,895 $2,532 $4,595 $2,987
5ft.x14ft. $3,895 $2,532 $4,595 $2,987

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. $3,895 $2,532 $4,595 $2,987
8ft.x9ft. $4,295 $2,792 $4,795 $3,117
7ft.x11ft. $4,295 $2,792 $4,895 $3,182
8ft.x10ft. $4,395 $2,857 $4,995 $3,247
10ft.x8ft. $4,395 $2,857 $4,995 $3,247
9ft.x9ft. $4,395 $2,857 $5,095 $3,312
6ft.x14ft. $4,495 $2,922 $5,395 $3,507
7ft.x12ft. $4,295 $2,792 $4,895 $3,182
8ft.x11ft. $4,495 $2,922 $5,295 $3,442
9ft.x10ft. $4,595 $2,987 $5,495 $3,572
5ft.x18ft. $4,795 $3,117 $5,695 $3,702
8ft.x12ft. $4,695 $3,052 $5,595 $3,637
8ft.x12ft. $4,895 $3,182 $5,995 $3,897
6ft.x16ft. $4,595 $2,987 $5,495 $3,572
12ft.x8ft. $4,695 $3,052 $5,595 $3,637
7ft.x14ft. $4,595 $2,987 $5,495 $3,572
9ft.x11ft. $4,995 $3,247 $5,895 $3,832
10ft.x10ft. $5,295 $3,442 $6,095 $3,962

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. $5,295 $3,442 $6,095 $3,962
7ft.x15ft. $4,795 $3,117 $5,895 $3,832
9ft.x12ft. $5,495 $3,572 $6,295 $4,092
12ft.x9ft. $5,495 $3,572 $6,295 $4,092
6ft.x18ft. $5,295 $3,442 $6,095 $3,962
11ft.x10ft. $5,795 $3,767 $6,595 $4,287
7ft.x16ft. $4,995 $3,247 $5,995 $3,897
8ft.x14ft. $5,495 $3,572 $6,295 $4,092
10ft.x12ft. $6,095 $3,962 $7,095 $4,612
6ft.x20ft. $5,895 $3,832 $6,895 $4,482
8ft.x15ft. $5,995 $3,897 $6,895 $4,482
12ft.x10ft. $6,095 $3,962 $7,095 $4,612
7ft.x18ft. $6,095 $3,962 $7,095 $4,612
9ft.x14ft. $6,195 $4,027 $7,195 $4,677
8ft.x16ft. $6,195 $4,027 $7,195 $4,677

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. $6,995 $4,547 $8,095 $5,262
11ft.x13ft. $7,595 $4,937 $8,895 $5,782
12ft.x12ft. $7,595 $4,937 $8,995 $5,847
8ft.x18ft. $7,095 $4,612 $8,295 $5,392
9ft.x16ft. $6,995 $4,547 $8,295 $5,392
8ft.x19ft. $7,295 $4,742 $8,595 $5,587
9ft.x17ft. $7,495 $4,872 $8,795 $5,717
10ft.x16ft. $7,695 $5,002 $9,095 $5,912
8ft.x20ft. $7,695 $5,002 $9,095 $5,912
9ft.x18ft. $7,795 $5,067 $9,195 $5,977
12ft.x14ft. $7,795 $5,067 $9,195 $5,977
11ft.x16ft. $8,195 $5,327 $9,595 $6,237
10ft.x18ft. $8,495 $5,522 $9,695 $6,302
10ft.x19ft. $8,895 $5,782 $10,195 $6,627
12ft.x16ft. $8,795 $5,717 $10,095 $6,562
14ft.x14ft. $9,495 $6,172 $10,895 $7,082
10ft.x20ft. $9,395 $6,107 $10,695 $6,952
12ft.x18ft. $9,895 $6,432 $11,395 $7,407
14ft.x16ft. $10,495 $6,822 $12,295 $7,992
13ft.x18ft. $10,495 $6,822 $12,295 $7,992
12ft.x20ft. $10,695 $6,952 $12,595 $8,187
14ft.x18ft. $11,695 $7,602 $13,395 $8,707
18ft.x14ft. $11,695 $7,602 $13,395 $8,707
16ft.x16ft. $12,095 $7,862 $13,695 $8,902
14ft.x20ft. $12,995 $8,447 $15,195 $9,877
8ft.x35ft. $12,895 $8,382 $14,995 $9,747
16ft.x20ft. $14,095 $9,162 $16,395 $10,657
20ft.x32ft. $27,295 $17,742 $31,595 $20,537
24ft.x32ft. $32,795 $21,317 $37,895 $24,632

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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