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Charming 1 Bedroom Redwood City In-Law Unit With a Surprise Feature

This 350 sq. ft granny flat was designed with multi-generational family living in mind and customized to match the main home.

Caleb LeeMay 04, 2021

Nestled in the heart of Redwood City in the Woodside Plaza neighborhood, this property's grassy and open backyard space was a prime candidate for a detached backyard Cottage. The homeowner wanted a truly streamlined process and didn't want to put in a prefab ADU unit because it did not match their main home and took up too much of their backyard space. Last but not least, the owner had a key dream feature that nodded to their Finnish roots—a fully functional wooden sauna that accompanied the unit's master bathroom.

In response to the homeowner's needs, Cottage designed a custom one bedroom L-shaped detached ADU at 350 sq. ft to frame the backyard space while providing privacy from the main home. Features such as horizontal wood siding and a gabled roof make for a Cottage that matches the main home and gives it the backyard cottage, granny flat feel that the homeowner was looking for.

ADU Exterior L-shaped Cottage Granny Flat

The existing house already sported a covered patio opening to the backyard space. As a result, the homeowner was looking for a similar design with the ADU entry open to the shared backyard. Double French doors with additional sidelite windows adds to the open, indoor-outdoor feeling of the kitchen, dining, and living room space, while a short hallway to the bedroom, closet, and large bathroom creates a private area within the 350 sq.ft space.

ADU Exterior L-shaped Cottage Granny Flat Floor Plan

ADU Exterior L-shaped Cottage Granny Flat Interior Rendering

The existing house already sported a covered patio opening to the backyard space. As a result, the homeowner was looking for a similar design with the ADU entry open to the shared backyard. Double French doors with additional sidelite windows adds to the open, indoor-outdoor feeling of the kitchen, dining, and living room space, while a short hallway to the bedroom, closet, and large bathroom creates a private area within the 350 sq. ft space.

ADU Exterior L-shaped Cottage Granny Flat Interior

Like many others looking to build their ADU, this homeowner had a dream design feature for the unit that would have been impossible with other prefab ADU companies or even traditional general contractors. In this case, they wanted to have the larger bathroom open to a full sauna room, giving the unit a luxury touch within their budget.

ADU Exterior L-shaped Cottage Granny Flat Bathroom Sauna

Custom upgrades like these are great examples of how Cottage's in-house design team works with homeowners to build the custom, site-built ADU of their dreams.

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