Housable ADU Project Case Study:

Existing Unit Permitting ADU

Housable ADU Project Case Study:

Existing Unit Permitting ADU



Project Details
Completed
ADU Type:
Existing Unit Permitting
ADU Size:
484 sf
Project Location:
Los Angeles, CA

Goal: The homeowner wanted to permit their existing garage conversion to create a habitable rental space.

Process and Solution: Fortunately this project needed minimal but essential updates to the structure to make sure the building met current habitable space requirements. An important component of structure conversion is making sure that the structure meets current habitable space requirements such as updates to existing framing and building hardware. In this case the home needed hold downs to tie the framing to the foundation as well as upgrades to the roof rafters and ceiling joists, and seismic modifications.

The homeowner provided clear dimensions of the existing space which we then used to prepare blueprints for the permit application process. The unit consists of a living space with minimal but well-designed, beautiful kitchen, bedroom with double doors, and a modern bathroom. We also assisted the homeowner in navigating the LA's clearance process to get the permit approval.

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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