The couple knew that they wanted to keep the yard and the garage for Brian’s woodworking projects, so they chose to build above the garage. Rather than plopping a square unit right on top, he cantilevered the front to hang slightly over the front of the garage. This may seem like a small detail, but when you look at the exterior of the unit, it makes a world of a difference in the aesthetic of the building.
Knowing that the unit would have a great view of downtown San Jose from that height, they faced the large windows in the bedroom in that direction for tenants to enjoy the view. Keeping their future tenant in mind, Adam also added a designated workspace in the bedroom to perfectly fit a desk and other office furniture. One of the main things he did to keep costs low was clustering all wet utilities like the bathroom, kitchen, and washer and dryer in one area. This seemingly small detail actually cuts plumbing costs by quite a bit.
Finishing off the look, they incorporated vaulted ceilings to make the 660 sq ft space feel airy and grand.