Longfellow - Howe

3456 33rd Ave. S.

Built 2017
Chris Iverson
My home goes by many names which include granny flat, mother-in-law unit, casita and carriage house. The official name is Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU). This project was the combination of several factors which included my love of the Longfellow neighborhood, empty nester syndrome and a desire to build something. The change in city zoning laws opened the “regulation” doorway to make this new home, atop a new garage, in back of the duplex that I have owned for almost 20 years, possible. Scaling down from about 2,700 sq. ft. to 640 sq. ft. has had its challenges, but this has been a great way to get new construction in an urban setting scaled to current living needs. I’ve created my own “condo” in the city.