A Moraga Master Suite and Elevator Addition

Moraga Master Suite and Elevator Addition

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Homeowner Challenge

The Crosbys came to Gayler Design Build seeking a solution for keeping their family close. Their parents were getting older and needed more care and attention. The Crosbys thus were looking for a remodeling solution that would give their parents a place to live independently, while keeping them close. 

They were interested in building a new addition attached to the primary dwelling that would function much like an apartment for their parents, or accessory dwelling unit (ADU).

Because their home was built on a slope with the garage on the lower level, the only feasible place to build a 400 square foot addition was on the home's second level. 

Design-Build Solution

Our solution? We created an elevator shaft from the garage to the upper-level unit, giving their parents easy access to a new master suite, incorporating universal design features that promoted safety and comfort. 

The End Result

A beautiful master suite addition that was connected to a secure access elevator and blended seamlessly with the home's original architecture.