The humble Carriage house is more popular than ever.
Homeowners are finding new ways to use them.
According to Angie’s List in the past, Carriage houses served a variety of purposes, but fell out of favor many years ago. Indianapolis resident Andy Barton purchased a home that included a Carriage house in the backyard.
Barton remodeled it, and now rents it out on Air BNB.
“If you’re getting ready to go through a remodel, my grandfather always told me, measure twice, cut once. And that’s really important as you go through renovation. Plan the project, plan it again, plan it a third time, and then work with great people,” says Barton.
Other people have turned their Carriage houses into man caves, guest houses, in-law residences and everything in between.