ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT
What is an ADU?
ADU stands for Accessory Dwelling Unit. The cities of Sherman Oaks & Encino define an ADU as “an attached or a detached residential dwelling unit on the same lot as an existing dwelling unit zoned for single-family or multifamily use that provides complete independent living facilities for one or more persons, including permanent provisions for living, sleeping, eating, cooking, and sanitation on the same parcel as the single-family dwelling is situated.”
As your family grows, maybe you need more living space, an office, or maybe you would like to turn your unused space into monthly income. No matter the situation, you don’t need to purchase another home if you can utilize the space you already have.
Why Build an Accessory Dwelling Unit?
- Increase your property value
- Extra square footage for needed space
- Rental Income
3 TYPES OF ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS
The unit is completely separate from the primary home. Great solution for maintaining privacy for an rental unit.
The unit is attached to the primary home. Flexible solution to expand the size of your residence and add a second unit.
2nd Floor Conversion
Transform an existing secondary structure. Building on top of a garage is an option in certain areas too.