If you are looking for the perfect combination of elegance and energy efficiency, look no further than the carriage house. A carriage house usually consists of two stories to perfectly combine storage opportunities and a cozy place to live, work, or relax.
We have found that people choose to use the first floor of a carriage house as a garage for their vehicle or boat, while the second floor is reserved for a guest house, office, or in-law apartment. The style of a carriage home usually resembles a classic American barn or Victorian carriage barn.
If you are curious if your property is right for a carriage home we would love to speak with you today! Our highly trained and professional staff will help you decide what ADU is right for you and your property. You can also explore our existing floor plans like the Mt. Adams to help you decide what the perfect ADU is for you.
The Benefits Provided by a Carriage House
Carriage houses recall a gentler time in American History. The old farm charm provides the perfect atmosphere for peace of mind and country vibes. Here are some of the benefits that come with a carriage house.
A Carriage House is the Perfect Mix of Functionality and Comfort
Some people use their ADU for storage while others use it for living space. The good news with a carriage house is you no longer have to sacrifice one for the other. The bottom floor of the carriage house provides the perfect solution to store your car or boat. The top floor can be used for anything from an in-law apartment to an office.
Carriage Houses Can Increase your Property Value
One of the biggest advantages of an ADU is that it can increase your property’s value. In fact, a recent study conducted by Realtor Magazine found that an ADU can add 35% to a home’s value. Because Carriage houses provide unparalleled utility while adding a beautiful element to your property, they are prime to drastically increase your property’s value.
If you are interested in learning all the benefits of a carriage house, we would love to sit down with you today and discuss your options!
Turn Your Carriage House into An Airbnb or Short-Term Rental
Over the last decade, homeowners across the country have found the financial benefits that come with turning their ADU into an Airbnb or short-term rental. The trend of Americans choosing to stay in unique and stylish ADUs over the traditional hotels is growing every day. In addition, turning your carriage house into an ADU is a passive income, with you only dealing with the associated cleaning and maintenance costs.
Carriage House Building FAQ
Is a Carriage House an ADU?
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are separate, distinct living quarters built on single-family residential lots. So yes, if the carriage house is not attached to your home, then it is an ADU.
What if Existing Utility Service is Insufficient for An ADU?
The existing service to typical single-family residences is usually sufficient to support a carriage house or other ADU. In the event that your service is not, My ADU will work with you to upgrade the necessary service to support the ADU. The cost of upgrading water or sewer service or establishing upgraded electrical service is not included in My ADU’s standard model.
Are Expenses Associated with My Carriage House Tax Deductible?
If you are financing your new ADU and using it as a rental unit, you may be able to deduct a portion of your mortgage, interest, insurance, property taxes, depreciation, and utilities. It is important to both that you should meet with a tax professional to discuss specific guidance.