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Multigenerational Dream ADU in Oceanside

California Street, Oceanside, CA 92054

Homeowner Story: Downsize to ADU

Status: Completed
2 Bed
2 Bath
1200 ft 2
One Story

This Oceanside ADU is the multigenerational dream! The 1200 square foot, two bedroom unit was built for aging grandparents that wanted to live close to their grandchildren. They sold their home of 30+ years to tap equity for retirement funds, as well as to downsize to a smaller, lower-maintenance property. Their children and grandchildren now enjoy the primary residence, while the new ADU owners reside in the back, offering accessible childcare and enjoying their proximity to family.

Floor Plan:

2BR/2BA 36×32 Square

Enjoy a large kitchen, great room and spacious bedrooms in this 2BR/2BA unit. With a large island seating 4 and sliding doors, this plan is a very livable layout. Add even more windows like the optional clerestory windows shown in the images.

Build Cost: $360K
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The Oceanside ADU Guide

With SnapADU originally based in Oceanside, we know the city’s regulations and processes very well. Turnaround times at the city are faster than other nearby cities and we frequently obtain a permit within two rounds of review at the city. However, Oceanside ADU regulations are a bit more restrictive than some areas, for instance permitting 4′ setbacks for up to a 1000sqft unit; 1200sqft and two story ADUs are allowed but subject to setbacks for the underlying zone. Some of Oceanside is in the coastal zone and minor use permits are required in those areas, but may be processed in parallel with the building permit (so delays are minimal).

Learn more about building an ADU in Oceanside