Santa Clarita Attached ADU for Multigenerational Living
1 bed | 1 bath | 738 sq. ft.
For one couple in Santa Clarita, a city just north of Los Angeles, building an ADU was all about bringing their family closer together. Homeowner Kathy’s parents were aging and living alone a ways away, and on top of that, facing challenges with their health. Seeking a living solution for her parents, Kathy and her husband had already considered an assisted living home – but this didn’t feel like the right fit. They knew they wanted her parents close by so they could provide support themselves. That’s where ADUs came in.
A Way to Bring Aging Parents Closer
Kathy and her husband realized an ADU was the perfect solution for their family. Moving her parents into an attached ADU on their property would allow them to conveniently support her parents’ health – plus, a thoughtfully-designed, comfortable ADU would give her parents a better quality of life.
So their ADU journey began. The homeowners were looking for a provider that had ample experience with ADUs, and that could design a unit personalized to the needs of her parents. When their online search turned up Cottage, they knew we were the right ones for the job. From our custom design approach to support and guidance throughout the ADU process, Cottage checked all their boxes.
Designed With Family, For Family
To design the ADU, Kathy, her husband, and her parents all got involved in the collaborative process with their Cottage designer. “It really felt like we were a team,” said Kathy. They wanted the space to be functional for Kathy’s parents, have a modern feel, and for the ADU exterior to match the design of their main home. Their Cottage designer made it all happen.
The finished 1 bed, 1 den, 1 bath ADU integrates seamlessly into the family’s lovely backyard, and features the best view of the pool on the entire property. The exterior keeps with the design of the original house, and inside, the space is full of light. The shower is wheelchair accessible and equipped with grab bars for Kathy’s parents. And in addition to the nicely sized bedroom, the ADU also has an office/den to give them some extra living space.
Kathy’s parents are now happily moved in and enjoying their new home. Kathy and her husband are thrilled to have her parents nearby. As parents themselves, they also see the value of the ADU for their own aging-in-place down the line. By bringing generations of their family closer together, an ADU has unlocked invaluable benefits for these homeowners.
Customized ADUs to Fit Your Needs
At Cottage, we believe in providing homeowners the best ADU experience possible. From feasibility, to design, permitting, and construction, we're here to guide you through each step of the journey.
Interested in building a similar attached or detached ADU, or converting an existing garage space? Contact us today by clicking the link below for a free, no-obligation consultation & estimate for your ADU vision with one of our experts!