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Accessory Dwelling Unit

This project in Washington DC involved converting an existing detached garage into an accessory dwelling unit, or ADU. An ADU is a secondary housing unit on a single-family residential lot. ADU’s are becoming more and more popular. They provide housing with a relatively small environmental footprint. The most common reason for building an ADU is for rental income. These secondary dwellings can also provide flexible living space for multigenerational households. Accessory Dwelling Units, also abbreviated as AU (Accessory Unit) add value to a property.

If you like to talk to us about an idea you have for an ADU, please contact us.

Some of the nice features in this two bedroom, two-story house include the black iron railing with an easy-to-grip handrail plus oak stair treads with painted risers. In the bedroom, the wall brick is ceramic tile with rough edges — designed to look like brick. Throughout the house we’ve installed Pella casement windows. On the exterior, we’ve used James Hardie 5 1/4” lap siding with 4” exposure. A rubber roof membrane creates a watertight roof covering to protect the interior of the home.

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