There’s nothing “granny” about this 1,100 sq ft ADU

Homeowner: Damian

ADU: Two-Story Custom Detached

Damian and Victoria build the ultimate dream home for Victoria’s aging mother, with some added perks for the whole family too.

The team at Maxable was able to answer the questions I had immediately regarding zoning limitations, setbacks, Floor Area Ratios, and expectations on the process. They even had resources for financing and helped us to calculate ROI over the long term.

Contacting Maxable was the single most important decision we made. Now that we’re done, I’m confident that we would have made some costly mistakes if we hadn’t had the experts at our sides. In my opinion, you can’t afford NOT to work with Maxable Space on your ADU project.

Now we have an amazing ADU in our back yard. My mother-in-law absolutely loves her new home and we have met several new neighbors who stop by to check out the coolest building on the block!”


The Backstory

Damian’s mother-in-law was aging and it was clear that in addition to caring for their 5-year-old, caring for her was an imminent need. That’s when he and his wife Victoria had the brilliant idea to build an ADU to bring mom closer.
First step: Fly out to the east coast to tie up all of her loose ends. They all worked together to sell her multiple properties throughout Florida and had enough to buy the perfect home to build an ADU. That’s where the real adventure began.

Damian’s Stand-Alone Behemoth

General Contractor: Assist U2 Build

Damian and Victoria’s gorgeous standalone ADU is the talk of the town! Since completion, Victoria’s mother has moved in and is absolutely loving it. She gets to enjoy her own cozy space and privacy while still being close to family just a few yards.

The outdoor patio space makes for a perfect space to reconvene and enjoy time together. Even distant relatives are itching for a chance to visit and occupy the second floor which comes with its own full kitchen and bathroom.

Best of all, their five-year-old son finally gets to spend time with grandma and build a solid relationship, which was difficult in the past when she lived in Florida.

Making the Most of Your Yard

Damian and Victoria certainly went for all the bells and whistles for their unit! It also helped that they had the perfect property for an ADU. It’s a deep lot with alley access, making it very convenient for construction.

The couple had a vision for building a unit that would suit all of their needs and wants. First and foremost, they needed a home for mom, but they said “why stop there?” Working together with Maxable and their general contractor Bruce Kaylor of Assist U2 Build, they put together the ultimate ADU complete with an attached garage, a rooftop deck, and an interior staircase that leads to additional space for when more family comes to visit.


Design: Maxable

General Contractor: Assist U2 Build