You’ll enjoy quiet [see below] and privacy in your own carriage house. Technically it isn't a carriage house; it was built in 1930, after the era of horse-drawn carriages. We call it a carriage house because it evokes the true charm of the place. The living quarters are above our detached 3-car garage, across the backyard from our house. You walk up a short stairway and arrive on your porch, where the private entrance is located. [Please note: a small construction project at the school a few lots over started in mid-September, estimated to last until mid-December. Part of the construction site is visible from the carriage house porch. They will work weekdays from 7am to 3:30pm. There may be some noise, although so far it's been unobtrusive, according to our guests. Most of the exterior work is estimated to be complete by mid-November. If you plan to spend lots of time at the carriage house during the weekday, this activity might be a concern.] The space itself is uniquely charming. Its hardwood floors, two decorative red and yellow brick fireplaces, windows on all sides for great light and ventilation, and unique architectural features, give it a distinctive feel. The bathroom has marble-clad walls and floor tiles, a tub/shower, a vintage oval pedestal sink, and hair dryer. We provide toilet paper, towels, makeup remover towelettes & towels, soap, shampoo, conditioner, and lotion. The kitchen has fridge, brand new small-sized gas range/oven, microwave, coffee maker, French press, tea kettle, toaster, basic cooking and dining wares, and cooking essentials like salt, pepper, oil, and vinegar. We also provide ground coffee for the coffee maker and French press, filters, a selection of tea, hot chocolate mix, coffee creamer, napkins, paper towels, dish towels, liquid dish soap, and a dish drying rack. There is a Brita filtered water pitcher in the fridge for drinking or coffee/tea. The kitchen’s floor, counters, and cabinets are old but in reasonably good shape. The two main rooms have an open layout. A small hallway and half-wall separates the bedroom from the living room/dining area. The queen bed accommodates one or two guests. There is a ceiling fan in the bedroom for year-round cooling and circulation, and during the summer we install a window air conditioner. There are wall-mounted nightstands and lamps on both sides of the bed and two wicker drawer units. There is a small closet with a folding door and hangers. In the closet there is also a space heater and box fan to improve comfort during extremely hot or cold weather. There are extra pillows, blankets and down-free pillows for those with allergies. Although there are 2 bedrooms, the second bedroom, next to the main bedroom, is a cozy sleeping/reading nook reminiscent of a ship’s cabin, with a built-in platform bed, drawers, and cabinets. It’s about 6 x 7 feet (1.8 x 2.1 meters). There is a doorway separating it from the main bedroom, but no door. It’s perfect for a small adult or child (bed measures 71 x 32 inches/180 x 81 cm) when privacy is not a concern. Our listing says no children under 12, but it's mostly toddlers we're concerned about because of the stairs. Older children are welcome and might enjoy the kid-sized coziness and semi-privacy of the "cabin" and its built-in bed. The living/dining area has a small dinner table and chairs, a small sofa/loveseat, small coffee table, end table, wall-mounted TV, chandelier, and a table that could also be used as a desk. We provide wifi and streaming television with Roku channels, Netflix, and Hulu, and you may log on to other services with your own credentials if you wish. Overall the interior offers about 600 square feet (55 square meters) of space. In the photos, there is a floor plan drawing to give you a better idea of the layout. The space is decorated in an eclectic, artful style with interesting objects, original paintings, prints, watercolors, photographs, and posters, as well as a selection of books on art and photography and the Pittsburgh region for you to enjoy. We just finished rewiring, repointing, patching and painting, adding storm windows, insulating, and installing a new roof. The kitchen and bathroom sink fixtures are also new. Still, it's an old house so expect some "character." For example, the marble in the bathroom has some permanent rust stains and minor damages, but is still a beautiful feature. We live in the main house, far enough away for nearly total privacy for both you and us, and close enough that you can easily find us for any reason. Previous guests have loved the easy self-check in process using the electronic keypad lock at any time of day or night.