ADU: Portland

Portland, Oregon 2018

This backyard auxiliary dwelling unit (ADU) was designed as a minimalist retirement home for the owner's parents. It is single-story and wheelchair accessible, and has all the essentials so that aging-in-place will be met with dignity and beauty. 10 foot floor-to-ceiling glass, cathedral ceilings, exposed woodwork, and many built-ins all contribute to a warm, ultra-efficient, humane environment, that feels larger than it is and connects to the garden.

Photos: Caitlin Murray