Building a Hollywood Guesthouse – Part 1 (of Many to Come!)

With the passage of legislation easing restrictions on adding accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in California, we had jumped on designing a bigger structure for our backyard that would provide us with much needed extra space for storage and guests. (Somehow a 1700 sf. house that felt spacious when we moved in from a downtown loft 8 years ago had shrunk with the addition of a second child and the rapid expansion of our children’s plastic toy empire).