Housable ADU Project Case Study:

Detached ADU in Palo Alto, CA

Housable ADU Project Case Study:

Detached ADU in Palo Alto, CA



Project Summary

This Detached ADU in Palo Alto, CA was completed in 10 months and had a final cost of $255,000. We provided design and permitting services for this project through completion for $5,250. Assuming the standard market rate for architectural design services at 8 percent of total project cost, this project would have normally paid about $20,400 for design and engineering fees before starting construction. Instead, the homeowner saved $15,150 before starting construction with our ADU Permit Set solution.


Project Details
Completed Project
ADU Type:
Detached Adu
ADU Size:
900 sq. ft.
Project Location:
Palo Alto, CA
Project Timeline:
10 months
Project Cost:
$255,000
Architectural Design Fees
Market Rate
Architecture Fees:
$20,400
Percentage of Project Cost:
8.00%
Housable Fees
Design + Permitting
ADU Permit Set:
$5,250
Percentage of Project Cost:
2.06%

Net Savings With Housable:
$15,150

Project Scope:

NEW CONSTRUCTION OF A DETACHED, SINGLE- STORY ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT. THE PROPERTY HAS ONE EXISTING SINGLE-FAMILY PRIMARY DWELLING UNIT

Project Layout:

See an early ADU Design for the project below. Customers may provide mark ups to request changes and confirm information about their project throughout the process.

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