Whether you call it a granny flat, in-law apartment, or something else, Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) seem to be popping up in every neighborhood.

Our clients, Cate and Jason, were looking to add an additional dwelling above their detached garage. When they came to White Crane with their idea, we were excited to get in on the action!

Building An Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) above a Garage In Minneapolis

Cate and Jason live in a 1931 Tudor Home with Detached Garage in Standish-Ericsson Neighborhood, Minneapolis, MN. We are going to tear down the old garage and build an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) over a new garage.

The main house is a stucco 1930s Tudor.

The Goal

Create an additional living space above a new detached garage, with an exterior that balances the contemporary interior feel of the new structure with the traditional style of the 1931 main house. This project is scheduled to start in  November and finish in March.

We will demo the existing detached garage but will save the garage door to reuse in the newly constructed garage.
"We weren't sure we could pull this off in such a tight alley space and with zoning restrictions, but White Crane worked diligently with the city, and our budget, to make our project a reality." - CATE & JASON

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Take a look at the ADU Design & Pre-construction.