Housable ADU Project Case Study:

Garage Conversion in Marina, CA

Housable ADU Project Case Study:

Garage Conversion in Marina, CA



Project Details
Completed Project
ADU Type:
Garage Conversion
ADU Size:
591 sqft, 2 bed, 1 bath
Project Location:
Marina, CA


Goal: The property owner wanted to convert an existing detached garage into an ADU for a rental property.

Design Challenge: There wasn’t a large area to construct in so the design had to conform to the envelope of the existing garage while maintaining some space for storage.

Process and Solution: The owner had a clear idea of what they wanted to construct and selected a comparable design from our existing design library. Our design team modified their concept to break the garage space into two sections; a finished 591 square foot space for living toward the rear of the existing garage and an unfinished 200 square foot space for storage towards the front. The final ADU included two bedrooms, a separate kitchen and living area, a dining area, and a bathroom with a tub. The ADU entrance was off the side of the structure for additional privacy.

Unique Project Traits: To save on space the water heater was enclosed on the exterior of the ADU.

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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