by INHABIT EDITORS
Expecting company? Host with the most at these cottages and carriage houses across Corcoran.
There’s an old adage that guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days — but it doesn’t have to be that way. When everyone has their personal space to unwind, welcoming overnight visitors can be a downright delight, be it for a day, a week, or the entire holiday season.
These listings across Corcoran’s network ensure you’ll always be prepared to accommodate company in comfort and style. So, be our guest as we present a tour of properties where anyone would feel at home, including throwback style in South Florida, a bi-level Hamptons pool house, two different converted chicken coops in the Northeast, and a cottage in Hawaii with its very own lanai.
Standing gloriously atop four-and-a-half acres, this Water Mill estate treats its company like royalty. The two-story pool house out back is coveted real estate, flaunting a living area beside a fireplace downstairs and a bedroom on hardwood floors with another fireplace upstairs. It also benefits from incredibly easy access to the saltwater pool and spa, and the property’s private tennis court. Of course, the main house here is no slouch — awash in natural light and exhibiting design intricacies like crown moldings, wainscoting, coffered ceilings, and built-ins. Bonus points abound all around, including for the finished lower level’s chic bar and lounge.
This Coral Gables guest house echoes its main house companion, each preserving the property’s near-century-old flair with yellow stucco facades and tiled roofs. The one-bed, one-bath quarters sports terracotta floors and opens to an awning-covered seating area and a brick courtyard for all sorts of al fresco merriment. Across the way is the main house, reveling in its Spanish Colonial Revival élan with hallway arches, abundant light flow — including through glass archways — and a wood-burning fireplace. All will adore the home’s inviting warmth, while full-time residents can particularly cherish the primary bedroom’s private terrace.
E komo mai! This resort-style house provides a warm welcome to friends and family with a detached one-bedroom, one-bathroom guest cottage with its own private lanai. Meanwhile, the main house has two bedroom suites, each with a private bathroom, as well as a great room that open up to a lanai with an ocean view, as well as a pool and spa in the backyard. The two cottages are part of the Kukui’ula community and come with access to the private clubhouse and other amenities, including a golf course, tennis courts, a restaurant, and The Farm, ten acres of gardens where residents are welcome to pick their own tropical fruits, vegetables, and flowers.
Two historic properties offer a fun take on how to combine modern conveniences with vintage charm. The main house, a converted barn from the 1870, has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The original chicken coop has been transformed into its own wing with a bedroom and office, while the barn’s silo hosts a bathroom on each floor — including one very dramatic and sparkly curved bathroom complete with a tub and a chandelier — as well as the laundry room. There’s also a second home on the grounds, originally built c. 1760, that has the potential to be a separate guest quarters, office space, or rental property. Close to Metro-North station.
This amazing 184-acre estate includes protected wetlands, grassy meadows, restored hay fields, rolling hills, forests, a private stream and pond, hiking trails, stone walls, and everything needed for an equestrian/farm lifestyle, with four fenced paddocks, a five-stall barn, and an outdoor riding ring. The guest accommodations are in The Coop, an 1,800-square-foot converted chicken coop that has a stone fireplace, flagstone floors, clerestory windows, a spacious bedroom and a bathroom with a three-shower-head walk-in shower. The primary house was built c. 1760 and has been transformed into a stunning three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom showcase.
A fun getaway in Seagrove Beach boasts two separate houses, both set on a secluded street with no HOA. This would be perfect as an investment property or as a retreat for gathering the whole gang together. The primary home has three bedrooms, which can fit all the visiting friends and family, including a bunk room that has two sets of twin-over-full bunk beds, as well as space for a daybed with a trundle in the primary bedroom. Then there’s the one-bedroom casita, with a small living room and a dining nook, and a full kitchen, which also houses a washer and dryer. In the shared space, there’s a saltwater pool, table tennis, and an outdoor fireplace.
This three-bedroom mountain chalet in the Sierra Foothills is the perfect place for everyone to set up camp. The double-height great room has a wood-burning stove, a wall of windows, a knotty pine interior, and a pass-through window to the kitchen. There are two downstairs bedrooms and a lofted sleeping area that overlooks the great room, with access to its own bathroom. There’s also a separate space on the ground floor that can be used as guest quarters or an office, offering a private space away from the main area. The house is part of Big Trees Village and voluntary membership grants access to the rec center with its two pools and sport courts.