North Beach Artist Lofts
As a pair of teachers and painters, these homeowners decided they needed a studio on site after having their first child. They have a small home and wanted to keep it simple so they chose to build a DADU (detached auxiliary dwelling unit).
This project showcases many creative solutions; the two-story unit creates enough studio space for two artists within a minimal footprint. Kyle’s paintings are larger than Melissa’s, so they created a slot in the 2nd floor studio to pass his paintings through. The project also features repurposed barnwood siding and a salvaged circular staircase. The DADU is finished with a bathroom but not a full kitchenalthough a functional kitchenette would be an easy future upgrade.
Meet the Builder
Laura and Doug Elfline
Mighty House Construction was founded by a second generation, 20-year home remodeling veteran and a green building junkie. Our combined skill and passion give us the ability to see beyond the “need” and create innovative solutions that allow individuals and families to live, work, and play better in their homes. Skilled, responsive, and dependable, we bring outstanding craftsmanship and value to every project – from basic renovations to whole-house remodels and additions.