Depending on how many guests you host during the holidays (or the nature of your relationship with them), one house just might not be enough. Enter these three spacious properties, which include grand main homes alongside charming — and sometimes enormous — carriage houses.
15 Andover Road, Haverford
Monthly taxes: $3,362
Tell me all about it: It's tough to call a building a mere "carriage house" when it's 1,800 square feet. Nevertheless, what was once staff quarters in a detached garage includes a living room, kitchen, laundry and three bedrooms. The carriage house also includes its own patio. The grand main home boasts four bedrooms of its own, as well as lavish grounds and a beautiful in-ground pool.
701 Cheyney Road, Cheyney
Monthly taxes: $952
Tell me all about it: Carriage house aside, Tanglewood has a lot of cachet. F. Scott Fitzgerald is said to have rented the home for a year in 1923, and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is said to have met Bayard Rustin there on occasion. The carriage house itself could also be construed as an in-law suite. The rest of the home is remarkable, from the gourmet kitchen with high-end appliances to the master suite with marble bath, heated floors and soaking tub.
203 Copples Lane, Wallingford
Monthly taxes: $1,554
Tell me all about it: This five-bedroom property dates to 1850 and includes a spacious second guest house on the secluded grounds. The carriage house includes a two-car garage, an office, a living room, a kitchen and two bedrooms. The main home includes a custom bar with huge wine rack and an entirely separate au pair suite.