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Design Ideas For Updating Bungalows

Posted by in Architecture | April 15, 2016
Design Ideas For Updating Bungalows

 

Bungalows (Updating Classic America)
 
M. Caren Connolly
Louis Wasserman

 

If you are anything like me, you occasionally find yourself adding new books to your bookshelf or replenishing the collection of books resting on your coffee table (usually architectural related) to keep your room looking fresh and new and guests entertained. One book in particular that I have had the pleasure of reading was written by two architects who, based on their writings and backgrounds, truly appreciate the style and spirit of the American bungalow.

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Visit Us On Houzz

Posted by in About Us | February 15, 2016
Visit Us On Houzz

 
If you are one of the 40 million homeowners who enjoy using Houzz to browse and save photos, connect with other users, and search for design inspiration, we invite you to browse our Houzz profile. Discover our home & product photos in our project portfolio along with multiple reviews from a handful of satisfied clients and colleagues. Discover why hiring an architectural firm as unique as you are can make all the difference, especially when it comes to something as intimate as your home.

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Featured Renderings Library

Posted by in News Updates | November 15, 2015
Featured Renderings Library

 
Discover our growing array of Architectural Renderings in our portfolio library. We hope our portfolio will pique your interest.
 
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Project Renderings

 

Custom SLO Residence

Posted by in Projects | September 15, 2015
Custom SLO Residence

 
This stunning custom built residence is ideally situated on a bluff top setting located in the San Luis Obispo (SLO) area. Complete with numerous amenities including an entrance fountain. Beautifully landscaped.
 
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Accessory Dwelling Units: The Next Big Real Estate Trend

Posted by in Lifestyle | August 15, 2015
Accessory Dwelling Units: The Next Big Real Estate Trend

 

One of our ADU designs, the Santa Cruz Accessory Dwelling Unit with Garage, was selected and featured in a recent Fox News Real Estate article last month alongside a handful of other ADU designs by various firms emphasizing “stylish ADU units that friends and family will beg to stay in.” The article also stated that “ADUs can be eye candy” and “where once municipalities often discouraged ADUs, laws are being amended to encourage them now.” There is no question that cities all across the state are seeing an increase in permit applications for accessory dwelling units as state law and local ordinances are amended to help bring about a solution to the affordable housing shortage. Interest is also expected to grow this year as legislators and local cities continue to propose new, granny flat-friendly policies to accommodate the growing need for affordable housing.

Accessory dwelling units (ADUs), also commonly referred to as secondary units, in-law suites, granny flats, cottages, guesthouses, and garage apartments, are just a few of the many terms associated with an accessory to a primary residence. ADUs can be anything from a suite above a detached garage, a suite above or below the main residence, or simply a suite attached or detached to or from a main dwelling. In general, they usually have their own entrance, living space, kitchen, and bathroom. Sometimes even a garage or carport may be included much like our Santa Cruz ADU design.

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Featured Accessory Dwelling Unit

Posted by in Projects | July 15, 2015
Featured Accessory Dwelling Unit

 
This project consisted of a 700 square foot backyard studio/accessory dwelling unit to service and compliment the style of the client’s main residence.
 
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