A Motley Crew: The New ADUs


“The Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) implemented the Standard Plan Program to provide LADBS customers a simplified permitting process for the design and construction of ADUs that are built repeatedly. The use of standard plans reduces the time required for plan check resulting in faster permit issuance. Under the Standard Plan Program, plans…

“We’re Building an ADU!”


as told by John M. Thompson to Here in Van Nuys “Just wanted to share the great news. We’ve finally taken the plunge! We’re building an ADU, a second house in our backyard. I’m 61, and you know freelance graphic designer and the wife is on disability so we’ve been thinking how can we make money in…

Glamorous Granny Flat.


All photos: Eric Staudenmaier The Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) is a second house built in the backyard of a first house to provide additional income for a “single family” homeowner. Los Angeles has now legally liberalized the lawto allow these types of dwellings to go up all over the city. The moral reasoning: this will increase…