The Urban Retreat ADU


An efficient two story retreat nestled into a cozy backyard.

With a narrow site, the challenge was how to best combine both a one-bedroom ADU and garage. To prevent the ADU from getting too segmented, we kept the bedroom and bathroom on the ground level and lifted the living room, kitchen, and dining room onto the second floor. An ornamental stair leads you up to the open floor plan that offers views over the yard and neighborhood. The garage needed a much deeper space than the ADU and by tucking it under the living space we allowed the extra length to act as a rooftop terrace off the living room.

More information on our ADU design services:

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Tuan Vu - Project Designer
Lucas Gray - Project Designer
Nick Mira - Project Architect


Portland, Oregon
Piedmont Neighborhood