5102 ECHO ST, LOS ANGELES, CA
Project Start Date: 07/02/2018
Project Completion Date: In Construction
Kaminsky residence was originally built in 1920's as a 3 bedroom and 2 bathroom 2,260 square feet Spanish Style house. The client wanted to take advantage of the new ordinance which was passed by City of Los Angeles in 2017, allowing single family residence to convert their existing garage into a Second Unit or so called Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU).
The property is located in a City of Los Angeles Historic Preservation Area. Any future designs and alterations have to follow the HPOZ guidelines. BiSTREND team successfully executed Spanish Style Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) design to fulfill the HPOZ requirements. Having a particular style in mind, our client's request was to maximize the use of the land, yet design an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) that would be comfortable to live in.
The new Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) is 1,118 square feet 1 bedroom 1 1/2 bathroom 2 story structure. It was achieved by converting the existing garage into a living space and accommodating a master suite on the second floor. For such square footage a 2 bedroom is ideal, however, client's request was to have 1, but specious.