St. Paul ADU
We took a St. Paul garage, tore it down and built an amazing ADU that now provides additional living space for our family.
In October of 2020, after designing and completing the construction documents, I did the legwork- I got the city building permits and HPC approvals I needed. I found carpenters, a plumber, an electrician, framers, a roofer, wood flooring guys, concrete people, mechanical (HVAC), a great painter, a garage door guy, and other subcontractors. We demolished the old one-car garage. We brought in sewer and water from the street ($30,000.) It took about 10 months from start to finish and cost around $325,000 not including the contractor (me), finish carpentry (me), some painting (you guessed it) and architect (me). Now we have a two-car plus studio gym and mechanical room garage with an 800+ sq ft apartment above. The apartment has 1.5 baths, one bedroom, walk-in closet, laundry, balcony and full-sized kitchen, dining and living room. Our daughter loves it and gets the family discount on rent. Watch the video where we walk through it.
Check Out Guy Williams on Channel 4 News
I had a great time sharing my own custom designed home and talking architecture with the team at Channel 4 News.
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