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  ADU design principles

OK, now we're getting to the really fun stuff. Small can be beautiful, so long as you have a grasp on some of the guiding design principles. This lecture gives you an overview of those principles.

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Topics Covered

  • great room below, lofted bedroom above half
  • tall ceilings
  • long sight lines
  • high windows
  • acoustic privacy
  • french doors that lead into the yard
  • urban density - sightlines
  • exposed wood beams
  • stacking functions
  • pocket doors
  • blank walls
  • making use of setbacks
  • additional accessory structures
  • storage
  • basement ADUs
  • large windows
  • recessed lights
  • covered entryways