For many, the mention of a carriage house conjures up images of Downton Abby and similarly luxurious, impossibly pricey estates of a bygone era. No surprise. Wikipedia defines a carriage house as “an outbuilding which was originally built to house horse-drawn carriages and the related tack.” Yet, today’s homeowner might benefit from adopting a more modern classification. The Accessory Dwelling Unit.
One of our favorite projects is a labor of love that Richmond began at the urging of his kids. The tree house. Tree houses have long offered a magical hideaway for children. And, in more recent years, we’ve seen a groundswell of design and construction geared to adults looking for their own tree top experiences. Finished products can range from simple rustic spaces in the outdoors to Airbnb-worthy ancillary living areas that are loaded with modern creature comforts.