Housable ADU Project Case Study:

Attached Garage Conversion in Cypress CA

Housable ADU Project Case Study:

Attached Garage Conversion in Cypress CA



Project Details
Completed Project
ADU Type:
Garage Conversion
ADU Size:
451 sqft, 1 bed, 1 bath
Project Location:
Cypress, CA

Goal: The homeowner owner wanted to convert a part of their home and their garage into a JADU while simultaneously expanding their primary home bathroom.



Design Challenge: An elevation drop between the primary home and the garage required special framing and the garage concrete slab required waterproofing.

Process and Solution: The homeowner wanted to convert one of two garages into a studio JADU. We modified the homeowner’s design concept to meet the goals of the project. A clever rearrangement of bathrooms allowed the homeowner to repurpose it for a JADU. Because the homeowner wanted to preserve the garage door and provide for additional storage, a small storage space was designed behind the existing door as a solution. To allow the garage door to fold up, the ceiling was dropped.

In addition to helping with the design, Housable also supported the permitting process. The final JADU included a sleeping and living area, a full kitchen, and a bathroom with a bath.

Unique Project Traits: The conversion included preserving the garage door to limit the impact to the neighborhood. The space between the garage door and the JADU interior wall serves as a small storage space.

Using this model as the starting point, this project was customized to the owner's preferences and the conditions of the property.

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