Housable ADU Project Case Study:

Attached ADU in Watsonville, CA

Housable ADU Project Case Study:

Attached ADU in Watsonville, CA



Project Scope


Project Details
Completed Project
ADU Type:
New Construction
ADU Size:
416 sqft, 1 bed, 1 bath
Project Location:
Watsonville, CA
Project Timeline:
16 months


Goal: The homeowner wanted to build a new ADU which would be connected to the existing detached garage.

Design Challenge: In order to meet the setback requirements, a corner of the garage required demolition so that the new ADU could provide enough space while meeting setbacks.


Process and Solution: The homeowner chose to demolish a small section of their existing garage to allow for more space in the ADU as well as to allow for a more regularly shaped unit. The final ADU included a large bedroom, a separate kitchen/living area with dining room, a bathroom with a shower, and a utility closet. A laundry facility was located within the garage and allowed for shared access.

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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