ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT Mountain View, CA
The client wanted to add an accessory dwelling unit, better known as a granny flat, to their large suburban lot. The design uses the the backyard fence as a starting point to define public, semi-public, and private spaces. Clearstory windows in the new unit above fence height provide light and air while preserving privacy for both dwellings. A flat roof further dematerializes the ADU's presence above the fence line and maintains the existing home's connection with the surrounding greenery.