St Andrews ADU
Situated in Hancock Park, a historic Los Angeles neighborhood, the St Andrews Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) is harmoniously designed alongside an addition to the main house.
V-groove fiber cement panels in rich tones forge a visual link between the new two-story ADU and the existing 1916 craftsman bungalow. The ADU features a contemporary essence through its distilled sculptural shape, highlighted by clean lines and simple geometry. Abundant windows and pocketing glass doors welcome natural light and establish connectivity with the outdoors, forming a courtyard-like space in relation to the main residence.
The compact scale necessitated an efficient layout. The ground floor, defining an open plan, encompasses a kitchenette and living area. Upstairs, a vaulted ceiling bedroom and full bathroom await. Polished concrete, white oak, and black granite enhance the interiors.
A primary suite addition blends seamlessly with the original house. Hallway arches echo the craftsman interior, bridging existing living spaces to the lower addition, which opens directly to the rear yard.
Collectively, the ADU, main house, and a new patio with a steel trellis create a harmonious indoor/outdoor setting. Meticulously striking a balance between historical and contemporary, minimalist and eclectic elements, the project exudes warmth and welcome.
“With its azure facade and its offset peak centered around the second-floor bedroom windows, this Los Angeles ADU has style in spades”
“A vivid ADU”
“Assembledge+ modifies an ADU into a chic, family-focused project”
– AN Interior
Location: Los Angeles, California
Size: ADU: 708 SF | Addition: 311 SF
Design Team: David Thompson (Principal in Charge), Raul Aguilera, Ignacio Bruni
Construction: Brunswick Builders
Landscape: Outer Space
Photography: Yoshi Makino