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Elite Cabin And Side Porch

The Elite Cabin and Side Porch wooden portable building offers a broad array of color, size, and feature options in a traditional gable roof design that is both attractive and HOA friendly. Uses for this building range from a “man cave” or “she shed” to a unique space for enjoying your hobbies or collectable items. This popular layout provides you a single-door entryway from a relaxing porch into the front foyer space.



Product Description


Say goodbye to the boring backyard shed. The Elite Cabin and Side Porch provides a great perfect balance of storage capacity, style, investment quality, and functionality.

Storage Capacity to Meet Your Needs

Our smallest unit (10’ x 16’) provides almost 1100 cubic feet of storage capacity, while our largest (12’ x 36’) portable building delivers nearly 3000 cubic feet of storage capacity …equivalent to everything you could pack into three 20- foot U-Haul® trucks.

Relaxation built in

The side porch provides you with a great place to relax after a tough day in the yard or at the office and a perfect entryway into the rest of the building.

Home Owner Association (HOA) Friendly Design

Zoning boards and HOAs often require storage buildings to be painted in colors that match your home, business or neighborhood standard. Bennett is proud to offer the Lexington Elite Series in the standard wood colors illustrated in the Color Tab section, or for a small fee we can color match a Sherwin-Williams color to your home or business. At no extra charge, choose between steel or architectural grade shingling for your roofing material.

Engineered Durability

Bennett portable buildings surpass the wind load design performance standards sanctioned by the International Code Council. One look at our 2” x 6” treated plywood flooring system or our steel reinforced doors and you can tell the Bennett quality difference. We select only the finest raw materials suppliers such as Owens-Corning®, LP® Building Products, and Sherwin-Williams®, so that we can pass on to you the most compelling product warranties in the industry. (See Warranty section).

Infinite Possibilities

Want more lighting, electrical outlets, or windows? Need built-in shelving, a workbench, or an access ramp? The Elite Cabin and Side Porch can be customized with our popular factory options or you can use your creativity after we install it at your home, to make the pool house, garden shed, or art studio of your dreams.

Steel Reinforced Doors

2′ x 6′ Treated Floor System

IBC – Wind Certified

As Shown Above

Additional information


12 ft.


20 ft.


Zinc Gray




LP SmartSide®


Carriage, Single, Walk-in







Available Options


Entrance Ramp

A 72″ x 72″ ramp constructed of 2″x 6″ Pressure Treated Wood



Select from 2 sizes of our White Window With Grid design: 24″ x 36″ and 36″ x 36″


Interior Shelving

3 Wooden Tier Shelves customized to 24″ deep by 72″ high and extending to the width of the building



A treated wooden Workbench customized to 24″ deep and extending to the width of the building


Carriage Doors

Treated And Painted Wooden Double Door Access With Top Windows


Porch Railing

A treated wooden railing to complement your porch area


  • T1-11 Siding (durable and long-lasting wood siding that has a Cedar stain)
  • Features a Rough-Sawn Woodgrain Textured Face for a Beautiful Rustic Appearance (see colors)

Outswing Doors

  • 36” Door (with/without 9-lite window)
  • Single (48”) or Double (72”) Integra Door (steel re-enforced)

Roll-Up Doors

  • 8′ x 6′ and 8′ x 80″


  • 12″ on Center Joist, Treated 3/4″ Tongue & Groove Plywood


  • Receptacle and Switch With Up To 3 Lights

Reflective Insulation – Bubble-Wrap

  • Side Walls And Roof

8 Foot Side Wall

  • On Gabel Styled Units Only


  • 4” x 16” Vent(s)

Available Sizes

10′ x 20′ 12′ x 30′
12′ x 20′ 12′ x 32′
12′ x 24′ 12′ x 36′
12′ x 28′

Available Colors

Siding Colors
Trim Colors
T1-11 Siding & Trim Color
Steel Roof Colors
Architectural Shingle Colors
Onyx BlackDriftwoodBrownwood
Color Matching Available
color-picker-bbs Match your Sherwin-Williams painted siding to any color.

Construction Specifications


  • Runners – (2) Laminated Treated 2″x 6″ with a 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ Dado Notch for floor joist
  • Perimeter Rails – 2″ x 6″ Treated
  • Floor Joists – 2″x 6″ Treated 16″ On Center
  • Fasteners – All floor joist connected to runners with #8 x 3″ screw, quantity 2-3 per joist. 1-2 Lag bolts runner to joist connection every 4′ of runner.
  • Flooring – 5/8″ Treated Plywood
  • Decking Fasteners – Hot-dipped Galvanized Ring Shank Nails


  • Top/Bottom Plates – 2″x 4″ #1 Southern Yellow Pine
  • Studs – 2″x 4″ #1 Southern Yellow Pine studs 24″ On Center
  • Simpson H3 Tie Downs – Located at at the stud to top plate connection next to rafters where required by engineered plans.

Exterior Siding

  • Siding – LP Smartside®
  • Fasteners – Hot-dipped Galvanized Ring Shank Nails


  • LP Smartside®
  • Sherwin Williams Paint


  • Framing – Engineered 2″ x 4″ Truss 2′ On Center
  • Decking – 7/16″ OSB
  • Roofing – 29 gauge Steel Galvalume Vertical A-Panel Metal Roof (Colors Optional)
  • Steel Fasteners – #10 x 1″ Fasteners with Control Seal Washers


  • Integra Door -Wooden Door with Steel Reenforcement
  • Spring Loaded Deluxe Latch – 10′ and 12′ Wide Buildings. (All buildings come with locks and keys)


Floor System

Bennett Building Systems, LLC

Limited 25-Year Floor System Warranty from Bennett Building Systems for protection against separation, rot, fungal decay, and termites. Download PDF.


LP SmartSide - Trim and Siding

Limited 5-Year Workmanship and Material Warranty from Bennett Building Systems that provides 100% replacement and labor cost on LP® SmartSide® siding. Limited 50-Year Warranty from LP Business Products on substrate. Bennett exclusively uses LP® SmartSide® Paneling for all Lexington Elite Series buildings. This industry leading siding combats rotting, splitting, and delamination, and resists fungal decay, termites, chipping and buckling. Download PDF.


Sherwin-Williams Logo (1)

Limited 20-Year Warranty from Sherwin-Williams® for wood paint used on all Lexington Elite Series buildings. If this product, when applied according to label instructions to a properly prepared surface, peels or blisters within 20 years from the date of purchase, The Sherwin-Williams Company shall, upon presentation of proof of purchase to the store where the product was purchased, either replace an equivalent quantity of product sufficient to repair the peeling or blistering free of charge or refund the original purchase price. Download PDF.

Shingle System

Owens Corning - Shingle System

Limited 40-Year Warranty from Owens Corning® from manufacturing defects that cause leakage. This includes their unique TruProtection® Warranty where 100% of the repair or replacement cost of their shingles is covered within the initial program term. This specific timeframe is determined by shingle series and structure type. Download PDF.


Bennett Building Systems, LLC

Limited 5-Year Factory Warranty from Bennett Building Systems against roof leaks, door and window leaks, or any issue related to defective workmanship in the assembly of the building. Download PDF.

Pricing Options

MSRP Disclaimer


The Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) listed is the estimated price of the Bennett Building Systems portable building that is illustrated in the “As Shown Above” section of each Product Description page. This price has been calculated based upon the size, features, and options listed and includes the delivery and set-up of the unit within 50 miles of our nearest retail location. The final installed price for a Bennett Building will depend upon the actual options selected, applicable taxes, and the location designated for the installation.

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*Pricing subject to change based on options and customizations.