May 19 2016
Carriage house plans are available in a wide range of architectural styles and sizes. They are designed to accommodate a variety of needs and many are flexible enough to accommodate multiple needs. We offer an extensive collection of carriage house plans, but with so many to choose from, some of the best designs are easily overlooked. Below are nine flexible carriage house plans that can satisfy multiple needs, offer functionality, and a comfortable living space. These charming carriage houses are often overlooked, so take some time to learn about them and find out what you might have otherwise missed.
019G-0011 This charming carriage house plan offers a Craftsman exterior and extra deep garage bays to accommodate boat storage. With its one bedroom, one bath apartment above, it makes a nice weekend house at the lake giving you a place to eat and sleep when you want to go fishing for a few days. Additionally, it provides a place to store your boat until you return to the lake the following weekend eliminating the hassle of towing your boat to and from the lake every time you want to go fishing. Or, if you prefer, build this carriage house in your backyard where you’ll have extra parking for the growing family fleet and a private living space for your college student who isn’t quite ready to leave home.
006G-0160 Take a look at this carriage house plan with RV storage. It is specifically designed for those who spend more time on the road than at home. It offers the opportunity to sell your home and build something smaller that you can call “home base.” While you’re traveling, you’ll rest easy knowing you don’t have a huge house waiting for you at home with lots of maintenance to attend to when you return. Instead, you’ll have a cozy place to stay when you become a weary traveler. It offers an extra deep garage bay that nicely accommodates your RV and your car. The living quarters provide all of the necessities in 681 square feet of living space. However, if you’re looking for a single level garage apartment for an aging relative and you’d just like a little extra parking for yourself, this carriage house plan is the solution.
023G-0003 Dress up your backyard and add value to your home with this stunning carriage house plan. You’ll appreciate the 2-car garage which offers extra parking for your teenager’s car and your motor cycle or ATV. The family handyman will appreciate the workshop area where tools can be organized and stored. Additionally, the workshop space offers a place to work on DIY projects. Weekend guests will find all of the comforts of home in the second floor apartment. The living quarters offer one bedroom and a full bath plus an open floor plan with kitchenette and generous living space. But don’t be fooled! This carriage house design can be used in other ways too. The workshop can be finished as a game area for the kids instead of workspace for Dad, and the second floor apartment could be finished as a home office for the work-at-home-parent who needs a little privacy without leaving home.
066G-0009 Rustic in design, this carriage house plan looks like it was meant to be a hunting cabin in the woods. The two-car garage offers ample parking while the second floor living quarters offer comfortable accommodations for those who prefer to “rough it” in something more than a tent or camper. The apartment features a full kitchen with eating bar, spacious living area, generous bedroom and a full bath. This carriage house plan also makes a nice alternative to a vacation home or it could easily serve as rental property or lodging at a wooded and rustic resort.
072G-0030 Compliment your home with this charming carriage house plan. For those who just need a little extra parking space, but wish to earn extra income, this floor plan is worth a closer look. The simple design blends nicely with a variety of architectural home styles, and its rectangular footprint fits neatly into many backyards. The two-car garage offers ample parking or storage space for the family cars, a golf cart, or even a pair of kayaks. A private entry opens to the stairs leading to the apartment above the garage making it the ideal rental property for a college student or a single starting out on their own. The private entrance ensures your valuables in the garage are safe, and your tenant has privacy as well. With the extra income from your tenant’s rent payments, you’ll be able to pay off your new garage sooner than you might expect. Then, one day, when you no longer have a tenant, you can use the apartment as your guest house. But maybe you don’t plan to rent the living space at all. Maybe you need living quarters for your nanny instead. The apartment gives your nanny a place to call their own when not on duty, while still keeping them nearby in case of emergencies.
025G-0002 This unique carriage house plan has more to offer than you might expect! With its covered porch, full kitchen and full bath, it can easily serve as a pool house for those who enjoy entertaining beside the pool. But look more closely and you’ll see this is more than a pool house. It is just right for a mother-in-law cottage as well. The single story design is well-suited for an aging relative that might be challenged by stairs. A full bedroom delivers a place to rest while the activity room can easily be finished as a living room. This gives your loved one a safe and private living space while keeping them close by in case they need a little assistance. A 2-car garage completes the design.
063G-0002 Country styling gives this carriage house plan with 3-car garage plenty of curb appeal. For those with a growing family fleet, there is plenty of parking in the 1400 square foot garage. On the second floor, a one bedroom, one bath apartment with laundry closet works well as a guest suite or for a hired hand on your ranch or farm. However, with a little imagination, this carriage house design could easily be converted for use by a home-based business. The garage could serve as a storage area or workshop for the business and the second floor could be finished as an office area and meeting room to meet with clients.
007G-0013 Here’s a practical carriage house plan with RV bay or boat storage and a two-car garage. A 16’ ceiling and an extra tall garage door easily accommodate your RV, motor home, camper or boat in the garage bay on the left, while the double bay on the right offers parking for your everyday vehicles. An office in the rear provides a quite place to work and the efficiency studio apartment above is just right for a guest suite. However, if you are looking to downsize your home for something smaller so you can travel the country in your RV, this plan is the perfect place to call home. It can serve as your home base when you’re not on the road and offers all the basic necessities when you return.
034G-0010 This Craftsman-style carriage house plan has eye-catching curb appeal. The main level offers a 3-car garage with plenty or parking or storage space. Or if you prefer, finish one bay of the garage as a workshop instead. On the second floor, a two-bedroom apartment offers plenty of room for weekend guests to kick back and relax. However, this charming design is ideal for a vacation home or weekend getaway at the lake. Use the garage to store your jet skis, canoes, kayaks and bikes and invite friends to spend the weekend with you at the lake. With the second bedroom there is enough room for you and your guests (or your kids) to gather and sleep comfortably.
Accommodating and flexible in design, it is easy to see that these carriage house plans can satisfy a variety of needs. Just use your imagination, and you’ll realize that one of these plans no longer needs to be overlooked, but rather it is just right for you!