Residence. Pacific Grove, CA. 2016
Ahead of ADU (accessory dwelling units) legislation in California, de.sola.barnes was given the opportunity to create a 'second unit' and 'accessory dwelling' for a family commune in Pacific Grove. Driven by common values, the client and ds.b created two highly energy efficient units. The framing is made of SIPs (structural insulated panels) which were made in the factory, reducing on-site construction waste, and were quick to assemble. The units are clad in cedar siding with a standing seam metal roof.
Given that that owners could only build a maximum of 650 square feet, ds.b used their talents to makes the spaces that were both efficient and liveable. The owners selected renewable finishes such as bamboo cabinetry, recycled glass tile, and salvaged materials.
Photography: Dani De Sola