Housable ADU Project Case Study:
Design Challenge: The ADU was visible in the front which required additional design specifications to meet the zoning ordinance. Because the newly constructed ADU would be attached to the primary dwelling, the city required a design with a higher fire rating.
Process and Solution: The Homeowner had a fully realized design which matched the primary home in style with a footprint of 67’x17’. They wanted a modern shed roof with clerestory windows to maximize light and privacy.
The final ADU included three bedrooms, one with a master-bathroom and bathtub, a second bathroom with a shower with a standing washer-dryer set, and a full kitchen/living area.
This project was completed in 5 months for $225,000, $6,125 of which was for Housable's feasibility, design, and drafting services, saving the homeowner almost $12,000 assuming the standard architectural rate. This project was completed quickly because the homeowner managed the project, interacted with the city, and was very active and decisive during the process.
Unique Project Traits:
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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