Second-home buyers sold on GarageTown

Concept blooms as owners seek space to store boats, RVs

The idea wasn’t exactly an accident, but it was not at the top of the to-do list either. In the end, it resulted in a second-home gathering place in close proximity to home itself — especially for casual collectors and automobile enthusiasts.

Several years ago, when Cyndie Johnson and her late husband were planning a residential community near Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, the couple needed to purchase an additional piece of property to provide another access easement for the development.