No two custom-built ADUs are going to be the same, especially when you take intent into consideration. The couple had very specific goals for their ADU and this definitely played a part in the final product.
“For us, it was really important to have a space that was flexible, so by really clear about your intentions. If you’re going to rent it out, that’s one type of design. If you’re planning on using it for yourself or entertaining, that’s another design. Be really clear about the usage. Having that clarity before you get into it with your designer is really important because sometimes we think we have a clear idea in our heads but things change or you realize things you hadn’t noticed before.”
And finally, have fun!
“I had a lot of fun designing the interior space of the ADU. What’s nice about an ADU is that you can get a little bit more fun and whimsical than you would with your main house. For example, I really love the bathroom. It’s a very simple bathroom, but the design choices that we made were very charming like the bubble tile behind the sink.”
Photography by Kevin Walsh
Design by obrARCHITECTURE
Build by Michael Doyle (semi-retired)
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