Update from April 2021: Check out the framing that just went up for Harold & Kim's Redwood City ADU granny flat in the Matterport view below!
Adding an ADU to their First Home
Harold & Kim just purchased their first home in Redwood City and were looking to build a space for their parents to move into. They both work full-time jobs, and after scratching the surface on local municipal regulations and speaking with a few contractors, they realized they wanted someone to handle the process end-to-end on their behalf. That's where Cottage came in.
Cottage really helps make the ADU process accessible, approachable, and less intimidating."
"Before going to Cottage, I was really scared," Kim said. "Cottage really helps make it accessible, approachable, less intimidating."
Harold’s parents were moving from a 2,000 sq. ft. home to the 748 sq. ft. ADU, so they wanted it to feel as spacious as possible, while keeping a portion of their backyard open and the flexibility for a future expansion to the main home’s master bedroom. And with a space-efficient rectangular design, Cottage's design studio team was able to fit 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, a full-size kitchen, and a great room area.
“Cottage helped us solve a problem where we can be with our parents, our most loved people, during their golden years," Kim explained to us. "Cottage is definitely making a huge impact on the quality of our lives."
Cottage is definitely making a huge impact on the quality of our lives."
Matching the ADU Exterior with the Existing Home
Grey stucco siding, white window casement and a gable roof match the character of the main home, while a concrete paver patio between the two units allows for indoor-outdoor living.
The open concept great room is a comfortable multi-use space for Harold’s parents, who are selling their home in Southern California to move into the unit full-time. The kitchen has full-size appliances and a peninsula that provides extra cabinetry on one side and bar seating on the other.
We did this all while working with the homeowner's budget and are excited to see this it come to life!
It’s easy to trust the Cottage team - you can feel the level of integrity and honest and high quality of work."
"It’s easy to trust the Cottage team - you can feel the level of integrity and honest and high quality of work," Kim said. "Building an ADU is not cheap, just like building a house in the Bay Area is not cheap. For building a custom stick-built ADU, the price was great.”
Project Budget: starting at $270,000
Disclaimer: Pricing may vary based on site conditions, utility connections, and finishing selections.
Services Included: Custom Design, Full Permitting Services, ADU Construction (from foundation to finishes)
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