WHO SAYS A GARAGE can't be both practical and gorgeous? That's certainly the case with this two-story, 1,152-square-foot, two-car garage that repeats many of the details of the main house. Attached to the side elevation is a shed roof appendage that contains the entrance and serves as the base for a whimsical tower, which is home to a winding stair that provides access to a full second floor. It's downright splendid.

Category: Outbuilding;Architect: Moore Architects, Alexandria, Va.; Builder: R-One Contracting, Burke, Va.; Landscape architect: Jordan Honeyman, Washington