The end of the year is approaching, and that means we have some new, amazing ADUs to showcase. The ADUs of 2022 knocked it out of the park, so much so that we decided to feature more projects than ever before!
Take a look at our top 10 favorite projects below and our crowned winner voted by our audience!
Historical Carriage House Saved from Landfill
540 sq ft, 1 bed, 1 bath
Initially, this family received bad news. They were told by previous contractors that their carriage house was unsalvageable for a garage conversion, heartbreaking information they didn’t want to accept.
So, when ADU4U arrived at their property and instantly fell in love with the 1906 carriage house, they assured the homeowners that it was there to stay. Not only did it match the primary home wonderfully, but it also exemplified the historical character of the neighborhood.
Fast-forward in time, and their carriage house is now a five-star rated, income-generating ADU that glows with uniqueness and character. It contains vaulted ceilings that brighten the space with plenty of natural light, an energy efficient design, custom cabinetry, and a salvaged barn door. A gorgeous space for renters and visiting family alike!
What a happy ending!
Designed and built by ADU4U Limited
Clever Garage Conversion within Historic Preservation Zone
627 sq ft, 1 bed, 1 bath
This family had a small dilemma. While they hoped to add additional living space to their home, they didn’t want to sacrifice the parking and storage space their garage offered. A garage conversion seemed out of the question. But then, they had an idea.
The owners decided to convert their existing garage into an ADU and then rebuild the garage directly in front. Sounds simple enough, right? Not quite! There was the added challenge of them living in a historic preservation zone, meaning that any new construction had to match the existing designs perfectly.
GreatBuildz’s contractor, Curtis, and his team not only felt up for the challenge, but they conquered it! They did a stellar job at building a garage nearly identical to the original, including restoring the initial garage structure to its original historic beauty while transforming the inside into a stunning ADU.
Beyond the historic charm of the outside, the inside contains a large, open-concept floor plan, a bold green kitchen with gold accents, and rustic yet modern design elements throughout.
Now the family has the additional space they dreamed of, great for arts and crafts, entertaining or even a home for a future live-in nurse.
Designed by Chisel & Tool
Built by GreatBuildz