Secret Garden ADU



East Sacramento, CA

Project Type



Architecture, Interior Design

A compact two story ADU combines history with contemporary and defines the entrance to a secret backyard garden.

The garden entrance.

The garden entrance.

View through studio from the garden.

This sweet little brick Tudor style ADU was meant to appear as if it has always been a part of this East Sac secret garden and the 1929 home adjacent. The 2 story building replaced the original brick garage, and the roofing and brick was reclaimed for reuse on the building and in the yard respectively. The floor plan takes advantage of multiple gable roofs to integrate a studio with sofa and murphy bed, bathroom, kitchenette, storage room, full stair and home office / gym upstairs. A high vault and abundance of windows makes this tiny building feel quite roomy inside. The property is planned strategically to integrate play, lounge and dining areas within a quaint secret garden amongst redwoods.

Curbless shower.

Wall mounted sink and hidden linen cabinet panels.

Climbing up to the vaulted second story.

Garden green built in office within the secondary gable.

Home gym.

A high window frames a view of tree tops and sky.

Stairs to the garden.

A skylight connects sky to ground at the stair landing.

Garden at the base of the stair.

Brick Tudor ADU.

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