There are many attractive “Connected Houses” here, including the two in this post that are both on Back Road.
These houses evolved from the renowned New England “Connected Farm” architecture that was a 17th Century adaptation to our winter weather. Typically, most of these farm structures consisted of a “Big House” (for family living), connected to a “Little House” (mostly for a kitchen), connected to a “Back House” (for wagons and/or carriages), connected to a Barn (for livestock). The “Privy” most often was in a corner of the Back House or nearby out back as an “Outhouse.”
This early architecture was banned in many areas due to its being a fire hazard. But, most bans were lifted in the 18th century, when fire prevention was better understood, lightening rods invented, and fire ponds had become more common.
Here’s another modern connected house on Back Road: