Alley Carriage House

D and Bev lived in a 4,200-s.f. home for years before they sold it to buy a small fixer-upper in downtown Loveland. Their goal was to remodel and rent the 1,100-s.f. brick bungalow, and then build a brand-new alley house as their primary residence. “We got to a point in our life where our kids were grown and we wanted to downsize. Our downsized lifestyle makes it easier for us to work, enjoy life, and travel to take care of our elderly folks,” says D. “Building and living in a carriage house gives people an alternative housing solution in this expensive market,” he adds. “It’s a more affordable option.”

HighCraft designed and built their new custom home: a 980-s.f. alley house stacked over a heated garage that doubles as a gym. The home is light and bright with 13-foot vaulted ceilings, two bedrooms, two baths, shed dormers and an inviting open-concept layout.

Hear more from D and Bev in our blog post “Living the Active, Downsized Dream in Old Town Loveland,” and learn about accessory dwelling units in “Apartment Suites Add Value.”