A house I’d had my eye on for two years finally came up for sale in 2011. A barn conversion, just a few hundred metres from where my wife keeps her horses and within catchment for a great school for the boys. Perfect. Except it had no garage.

Fast forward to August 2012, and we’ve been here for 9 months. The house is great, and we’re slowly making it ‘ours’ with new bathrooms, decorating etc… It’s also time to get that garage sorted. Been doing some sketches, which are now with the architect. His first drawings came over on Friday and it’s coming along nicely.

My own ‘Porsche Pavilion’ will have 12mm toughened glass to the front right and most of the side so I can see the cars from our lounge and garden; the wood will actually be black to match the house. All other visible timber will be green oak or off-white to match house window frames. First works start at the end of the month, with a great amount of earth that needs removing before the groundworks can start. Hope to have it all done by October, ready for the classic 911 to come home.

Oh and my Cayenne is neither that model nor that colour… I think the architect isn’t a fan of the heavy Porker – he drove a Prius (which nearly lost him the job).