A carriage-style house, often called a coach house, is a detached building used to store horse-drawn vehicles and related equipment. Some carriage homes had horse stables, but most had separate barns or stables. The buildings had huge entrances and lofty ceilings to accommodate horse-drawn carriages, and the carriages had a central door. Workers’ living quarters included a few trailer houses, especially for big plots of land.
In modern times, a carriage house is defined as a single-family house situated on a lot that is not significantly larger than the house itself. It resembles a condominium or townhouse and frequently lacks setback rules that prevent houses and other structures from being constructed too closely together.