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Here Are 16 of the Best ADUs in Los Angeles

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When a young family approached ORA to design their home in the Los Angeles suburb of Mar Vista, they asked the firm to strike a balance: Inside should harmonize with out, and the needs of the present should be addressed as equally as the possibilities of the future. Instead of building out a box to the lot lines, as is common for new developments in the area, the studio created two separate buildings in tandem with one another: a long, linear home and a bright red ADU with a faceted roof that "references the form of the neighborhood’s one-story gable cottages," says the firm.