Offset ADU

The Offset ADU, created in collaboration with Ben Warwas of Byben Architecture, transforms a garage into a unique living space. Its strategic offset maximizes space and functionality, creating a roof deck and covered entrance while preserving trees.

The Offset ADU stands as a testament to innovative design and meticulous craftsmanship, redefining the traditional garage conversion into a distinctive living space. Crafted from 20-foot-The construction of this atypical ADU presented both challenges and opportunities. The first garage level, situated on two property lines, required careful navigation to ensure compliance with zoning regulations and structural integrity. The decision to offset the second level was a strategic choice, accommodating the property’s zoning envelope and existing power lines while maximizing space and functionality.

This offset not only facilitated the creation of a roof deck on the second level but also allowed for the preservation of existing trees and the addition of a covered entrance to the ADU. The result is a seamless integration of form and function, where every element serves a purpose while contributing to the overall aesthetic and usability of the space.

In essence, the Offset ADU embodies the spirit of ingenuity and creativity, pushing the boundaries of conventional design to deliver a truly exceptional living experience. It stands as a testament to the collaborative efforts of designers, builders, and homeowners alike, culminating in a space that exceeds all expectations and sets a new standard for garage conversions.

Architect Ben Warwas of Byben Architecture


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