Accessory dwelling units, or ADUs, are a way for homeowners to maintain their existing house and create new living quarters on their property. Whether they choose to use it as a guest house, a long term rental, or additional entertainment space, the rise in ADUs have turned them into a statewide phenomenon.
This Los Angeles ADU is meant to compliment the existing single story bungalow on site. Fitting in amongst a sea of LA bungalows, the front house is overtaken by vines except for the Spanish tiles and the windows. The side of the house is covered too, except for the windows again. But not this new small building out back. Still pristine —for now— with its clay barrel vents and crisp stucco and clay tiles neatly lined atop the flat roof line. The structure is used to create a multilevel courtyard for outdoor entertainment and living.