Why Now, More Than Ever, the ADU Is the Future of Home

Whether it serves as an investment, backyard office, or intergenerational housing, the accessory dwelling unit (ADU) has never made more sense.

It was his father’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis that motivated Bo Sundius and his wife, Hisako Ichiki, to design the green pitched-roof cottage behind their house for Sundius’s parents. In the years since they left so his dad could get more specialized care, the couple have leased it out to a decidedly Los Angeles mix of characters.

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