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For those of you in Portland, I’m having an open house event this Thursday, April 19th at my recently completed basement/garage conversion ADU from 4-7pm. I hope to see you there.
At the open house, you can see the basement/garage interal conversion project first hand. I got the certificate of occupany last week, and am working through the final punchlist now. My book, Backdoor Revolution- The Definitive Guide to ADU Development, will be available for purchase. The designer, builder and I will be present. You can see pictures and videos of the project here.
Facts about the project:
Cost: Roughly $75K in out of pocket costs, plus ~$25K in sweat equity.
Type: Daylit, split-level 1973 home. I converted the two -car internal garage on the lower level to the great room, and the remainder of the basement into two bedrooms
Property type: 5,000 sq ft, R5 lot in King Neighborhood in NE Portland.
Heating system: comfort cove
Timeline: Started in January, 2018, finished in April, 2018.
Features: Fully accessible, modern aesthetic, LED light fixtures throughout, custom cabinets, tons of built-in storage
Size: 815 sq ft.
Regulations: Two adjustments were required: one due eliminating the interior parking, and one due to the size of the ADU, which is greater than 75% the size of the upstairs unit.
Use: Long-term housing.
The designer: Das Chapin
Builder: Self general-contracted, with lots of technical and construction support from ADH Carpentry & Fine Woodworking.
Before: Two- car garage
After: Image of the ADU, 2 weeks before completion.