Rear Yard Cottage, Berkeley CA

The area for this accessory dwelling unit is restricted by local zoning codes to be just under 620 square feet, and careful planning was required to fit a 2 bedroom cottage into this small footprint.

High ceilings in the Living Room provide passive solar heating and a feeling of spaciousness in the Living Room.  The rest of the roof is shaped for photovoltaic and hot water solar systems.  An extensive exterior patio provides space for outdoor living.

VanMechelen Architects

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