What is a Coach Home?
Long ago, coach houses were constructed as secure space to store family carriages and coaches when they weren’t in use. Usually designed as standalone buildings separate from the main home, these coach houses typically served as the “garage” of the horse-drawn carriage days: larger versions even included stable space for a horse.
Where original old-time carriage houses exist today they have typically be converted to other uses. Some have been turned into shops or garages while others have become cozy garden houses, guest homes or secondary suites.
When coach or carriage homes are built today they are generally characterized as a home with a legal secondary suite in a smaller building separate from the main residence, often…