Budget Breakdown: It Took Twice as Long, But This $266K ADU Built a Close Friendship

Architect Melissa Shin works alongside her client to create a tiny backyard house in Silicon Valley with vivid green tile and a bright pink door.
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When BK Lin asked architect Melissa Shin to design an ADU for her home in Mountain View, California, she had no idea a worldwide pandemic was on the horizon. The project, which they initially expected to take a year or two, took four instead.

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Laura Mauk
Laura Mauk writes about architecture and design for Dwell, Wallpaper*, the San Francisco Chronicle, Interiors and Luxe.