backyard cottage

Tangletown DADU


The owners came to VELOCIPEDE to design a Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit (DADU) in the back yard of their single family home.  For privacy, they requested maximum separation from both their existing house and the new townhouses across the alley.  The unit is 800 square-feet - the maximum allowable by code - and features an open master suite on the upper level that leads to two roof decks.  At ground level are the living/dining/kitchen, laundry, guest room, and powder room. Exterior materials harmonize with those of the main Craftsman house.