carriage house / coach house
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(pronounced KEHR-ij haus / kohch haus)

In days gone by, this was a small building used for storing and caring for horse-drawn carriages and coaches. As true horse power was replaced by mechanical horse power, these structures housed more modern types of vehicles. Many of the structures that are still in existence today have been converted into extra living space, auxiliary to a main house.

See also: accessory apartment