Custom California ADUs

DesignedBuilt is offering customized Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) designed and built for California. Our ADUs are ecologically respectful and high-quality homes. These homes are precision built, with limited waste, off site in our climate-controlled production hall in Europe. We employ a 2D, panel construction methodology that allows us to flat pack and cost effectively ship our homes to California in 40-foot shipping containers for final assembly on a locally built foundation.

The new California ADU law only requires 4 foot set backs from your property line and the avoidance of all "impact" fees if the ADU is less than 750 square feet.  Avoiding impact fees can save you up to $20,000.

If you rent out your ADU, for income tax purposes, you should be able to deduct the portion of your  insurance bills, property taxes, lawn maintenance, HOA fees and mortgage interest that apply your ADU. And, you should be able to depreciate the cost of the ADU over 27.5 years.  Please consult with your accountant or tax advisor.

You can purchase your ADU through Fannie Mae's Homestyle program and Freddie Mac's ChoiceRenovation program.  Both programs provide purchase and refinancing funds to purchase ADUs.

Our Accessory Dwelling Units are priced from $199,000.

 

 

BASE PRICE SPECIFICATIONS:

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  1. 2 bedrooms and 1 full bathroom.

  2. Interior Space: 740 sq. ft.

  3. Exterior: Rectangular shaped building

  4. Windows:   Triple glazed windows either PVC or aluminum thermally broken window frames. Low-E glass. 

  5. Millwork: Builders grade cabinets to be provided in kitchen and bathroom.  Value level stone or engineered counters.

  6. Insulation: Insulation between structural support and also exterior insulation layer.  ADU’s insulation meets California energy requirements (R24 in the walls and R40 in ceiling).

  7. Walls:  Interior walls to be primed and painted one neutral color selected by Client.

  8. Facade: Ventilated façade of composite of two colors selected by Client.

  9. Flooring: vinyl wood flooring throughout living and sleeping areas and tile in bathroom. Color selected by Client.

  10. Plumbing:  High performance electric hot water heater, waste and supply plumbing to all fixtures & equipment per MEP plan.

  11. HVAC:  Three Friedrich WallMasters for heating and cooling; one thru-the-wall energy recovery air exchanger.

  12. Electrical:  200 AMP service. Interior panel, LED lighting and outlets to comply with California law.

  13. Roof:  2% slope white EPDM membrane.

  14. Structure:  Steel.

  15. Includes onsite assembly.

  16. Photovoltaic panel ready.

  17. Appliance package available.

  18. HVAC upgrade available.

  19. Excludes foundation, utility hook-up, landscaping and other site work.

Faster, Better, Cheaper.

 

Speak with us now so you are ready to move forward when the economy restarts. 

We will prevail over COVID-19, and we will emerge stronger and wiser.

Text Greg Slamowitz, our Founder & CEO, at (646) 373-2054

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Sample DesignedBuilt ADU.  This custom ADU is priced at $249,000, includes plenty of options such as                                                                                                 solar panels, appliance package and three zone HVAC.  See Specifications Below.

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SAMPLE SPECIFICATIONS:

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  1. Windows: 7 exterior residential windows.  Triple pain glazed windows either PVC or aluminum thermally broken window frames. Low-E glass.  One sky light.

  2. Millwork: Builders grade cabinets to be provided in kitchen and bathroom.  Value level stone or engineered counters.

  3. Insulation: Insulation between structural support and also exterior insulation layer.  ADU’s insulation meets California energy requirements (R24 in the walls and R40 in ceiling).

  4. Walls:  Interior walls to be primed and painted one neutral color selected by Client

  5. Facade: Ventilated façade of composite and/or fiber cement of two neutral colors selected by Client

  6. Flooring: Vinyl Wood or Wood Flooring throughout living and sleeping areas and tile in bathroom. Color selected by Client.

  7. Appliances:  Stacked washer/dryer, Refrigerator/Freezer, Dishwasher, Microwave, 4 Burner Range & exterior venting Hood. All appliances are electric.

  8. Plumbing:  High performance electric hot water heater, waste and supply plumbing to all fixtures & equipment per MEP plan.

  9. HVAC:  Three zone Ductless Mini split system with exterior condenser; one thru-the-wall energy recovery air exchanger.

  10. Solar Panels: 4kW Solar Panels and Inverter (Client has rights to any tax credits)

  11. Electrical:  200 AMP service. Interior panel, LED lighting and outlets to comply with California law.

  12. Roof:  2% slope white EPDM membrane.

  13. Structure:  Steel.

  14. Interior Space: 739.48 sq. feet

  15. Excludes foundation, utility hook-up, landscaping and other site work.