Housable ADU Project Case Study:

Garage Conversion in Berkeley, CA

Housable ADU Project Case Study:

Garage Conversion in Berkeley, CA



Project Summary

This Garage Conversion in Berkeley, CA was completed in 18 months and had a final cost of $165,000. We provided design and permitting services for this project through completion for $2,975. Assuming the standard market rate for architectural design services at 8 percent of total project cost, this project would have normally paid about $13,200 for design and engineering fees before starting construction. Instead, the homeowner saved $10,225 before starting construction with our ADU Permit Set solution.


Project Details
Completed Project
ADU Type:
Garage Conversion
ADU Size:
161 sq ft., studio
Project Location:
Berkeley, CA
Project Timeline:
18 months
Project Cost:
$165,000
Architectural Design Fees
Market Rate
Architecture Fees:
$13,200
Percentage of Project Cost:
8.00%
Housable Fees
Design + Permitting
ADU Permit Set:
$2,975
Percentage of Project Cost:
1.8%

Net Savings With Housable:
$10,225

Project Scope:

CONVERSION OF EXISTING STRUCTURE (GARAGE) INTO ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT. EXISTING SLAB FOUNDATION, 2 WALLS AND ROOF STRUCTURE TO REMAIN, 2 WALLS TO BE REPLACED WITH NEW FRAMING IN THE SAME LOCATION.

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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