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What is a "Coach Home?" Ask the folks at Old San Jose on the River

Old San Jose French Country Coach Homes
Old San Jose French Country Coach Homes

Back in the day, (way back), like in the 19th century, large country houses were erected on enormous country estates. It meant that the family had wealth, power, a lot of aunts uncles and cousins under one roof, and a huge budget for candles and coal. Then, farming took a hit with the industrial era. All that new fangled plumbing and electricity in the big city made these estates tougher to maintain, so they split them up. These separate flats within large houses were often referred to as "coach homes".

It’s 2013, and this style appears to be making sort of a comeback. At the new homes, upscale Old San Jose on the River, on San Jose Boulevard between San Marco and Lakewood, new coach home flats are practically as big as single family homes, like 1,985 to 2,100 square feet. Larger than your average new condo, for sure, but with all those lovely condo perks, like the pool, hot tub, and not having mow your 40-acre estate.

Old San Jose on the River Amenities
Old San Jose on the River Amenities

Every coach home has an individual entrance, each of them one-third of a three-unit building that houses one lower level and two upper level homes. Every home has direct access to an attached two-car garage. And it’s not your great great Grandma’s house. The luxury finishes are unmistakably 21st century cool. (For example, the upstairs coach homes include a private elevator).

There are three exterior architectural styles to choose from: French Country, Tuscan and Mediterranean, and the prices start at about $389,000.


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