ADU / Backyard Cottage Gardens
We are passionate about helping you find the best site for your accessory dwelling unit (ADU) so that you can maximize the landscape potential for your preferred amount of shared and private space. Some ADUs are family compounds, but others are designed to support totally independent households that may be more intimate than relationships with typical neighbors. Parts of the yard, gardens, patios, storage, and driveways may be shared or designated for specific use by one unit or the other.
We can have the most impact if we’re able to work in unison with the architectural planning phase, to assure all elements work together for both the interior and exterior spaces. We look forward to talking to you about creating a functional and beautiful ADU garden!
ADU Site Planning & Existing Gardens
We help inform the layout of the structures on your property and the landscaping of the remaining garden and outdoor space to support the type of living you are seeking. An important part of this is thinking through the sequence of pathways and access points for both dwellings. Elements such as offset fence panels can strategically obscure the view of the primary dwelling from the ADU, creating a courtyard effect for each space. You may also want to think about how to extend the livability of the ADU’s smaller space by incorporating elements such as double doors to an outdoor patio space.
Already have an ADU or backyard cottage? We can help you design a beautiful, sustainable, and functional space for your entire property. Contact us for more information or to schedule a complimentary phone evaluation & on-site visit for your project.