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Accessible ADU in San Marcos

Descanso Avenue, San Marcos, CA

Homeowner Story: Bring aging family closer

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

We are proud to showcase a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) in San Marcos, designed to cater to accessibility and comfort. At just under 750 square feet, this ADU is a perfect embodiment of the “age in place” concept, making it an ideal residence for parents or seniors who value independence and ease of living.

A key feature of this ADU is its thoughtful layout, with suites positioned at either end of the living space, providing privacy for each occupant. This design not only maximizes the use of space but also ensures a harmonious living environment for everyone.

Accessibility has been a paramount consideration in this project. The ADU is equipped with 30″ door openings, facilitating wheelchair access throughout the unit. This attention to detail makes the dwelling not just a living space but a sanctuary for individuals with mobility needs.

The design of this ADU reflects our commitment to creating accessible dwelling units that are not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing and comfortable. We are proud to help residents of all ages and abilities enjoy a high quality of life in their homes.

Floor Plan:

2BR/2BA 44×17 Long

Perfect for roommates, this design features dual suites separated by the great room.

Build Cost: $290K
View Floor Plan


The San Marcos ADU Guide

We’ve been honored to be selected to design the City of San Marcos pre-approved ADU plans, which will be released in 2024. SnapADU has permitted or is in the process of permitting numerous projects within the city, and we know the city’s regulations and processes very well.

One unusual requirement in San Marcos is that ADUs generally cannot be in the front yard (though SB-897 passed Aug 2022 will limit city’s ability to enforce this). They also require a soils report for ADUs >500 sqft. San Marcos allows for digital submissions. Turnaround times at the city are moderate.

Additionally, we have seen San Marcos projects require interaction with the Community Facilities Districts (CFD), which are commonly referred to as Mello-Roos Districts, to finance local public facilities and services. This can add months to the processing time.

Learn more about building an ADU in San Marcos