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Move Over, Man Caves: This Woman Turned a Garage Into the Most Incredible Retreat

House Beautiful Logo By Caroline Collins McKenzie of House Beautiful | Slide 1 of 11: Caitlin Wilson has lived in her fair share of big cities, so the noted interior and product designer feels lucky to have her family’s remote ranch in southern Oregon as a touchstone.“After so many moves, it’s nice to have a place where we all feel at home,” she says. When her parents, Kathy and Roger Carter, bought the ample acreage in the Beaver State over a decade ago, they had visions of the entire brood—which, in addition to Caitlin and her husband, Brigham, and their four children, includes her four siblings, their spouses, plus many more nieces and nephews—gathering there. With such a large family though, it’s little surprise that, after designing her parents’ home, Caitlin realized there were too many people and too few beds. She looked around and eventually set her sights on a large under-construction storage building."It was being built as an equipment space—a place to store ATVs, swimming gear, and all the other ranch essentials," she says."But I got to thinking that we really didn't need any more storage. The only thing missing here was more places to sleep." She immediately went to work, retrofitting the lackluster storage space into welcoming, guest-friendly quarters featuring three bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as a living area, dining room, and kitchenette.

Caitlin Wilson has lived in her fair share of big cities, so the noted interior and product designer feels lucky to have her family’s remote ranch in southern Oregon as a touchstone.“After so many moves, it’s nice to have a place where we all feel at home,” she says. When her parents, Kathy and Roger Carter, bought the ample acreage in the Beaver State over a decade ago, they had visions of the entire brood—which, in addition to Caitlin and her husband, Brigham, and their four children, includes her four siblings, their spouses, plus many more nieces and nephews—gathering there. With such a large family though, it’s little surprise that, after designing her parents’ home, Caitlin realized there were too many people and too few beds. She looked around and eventually set her sights on a large under-construction storage building."It was being built as an equipment space—a place to store ATVs, swimming gear, and all the other ranch essentials," she says."But I got to thinking that we really didn't need any more storage. The only thing missing here was more places to sleep." She immediately went to work, retrofitting the lackluster storage space into welcoming, guest-friendly quarters featuring three bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as a living area, dining room, and kitchenette.

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