A 421-Square-Foot Backyard Accessory Dwelling Unit Feels Much Larger Than It Actually Is
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Name: Shawn Pederson
Location: San Clemente, California
Type of home: Accessory Dwelling Unit
Size: 421 square feet
Years lived in: 4 months, owned
Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: I built this ADU in the original garage on my mom’s property to be near her for the future. I wanted to have everything I ever wanted in a home included but just on a small scale. I think I accomplished that!
What is your favorite room and why? My kitchen! It’s where I spend the most time as it has become my classroom!
What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? My kitchen island. Found at the vintage market place in my area.
Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Elevated comfort in small spaces
Any advice for creating a home you love? Only include the things you love and don’t settle. Charm is in the details.
This submission’s responses and photos were edited for length/size and clarity.