An ADU for Mom & Dad

The petite kitchen is fully outfitted with a 24” GE electric range, XO exhaust hood, Haifle 16” dishwasher, Blomberg 23” bottom freezer fridge, Haier 24” washer/dryer combo.

Large windows capture morning light. The wall opposite the futon features more storage and a TV.

Not an inch of space is wasted. The right half of the bed platform has a hinged top for storage. The left half provides head room for the stairs below.

This is the shared entry. The stair to the ADU includes a chair lift for accessibility. The mudroom for the main house is behind the camera. The door between the mudroom and entry serves as our fire separation.

The shower has no curb, no glass, and controls near the entrance for maximum accessibility.

Construction completed! A new second story over the original garage.

Our first ADU project was in Newton for the owner’s parents—a second-floor apartment over a garage. We squeezed storage for a lifetime of possessions into 365 square feet (plus the stairs).

Before and After

The original “developed attic” above the garage.

Large windows capture morning light. The wall opposite the futon features more storage and a TV.

Original garage with dormered attic.

Construction completed! A new second story over the original garage.

We are thankful to Steve, Tova, and their crew for their outstanding workmanship, work ethic, creativity, and integrity ...

Wendy, Newton