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Multigenerational ADU Made with Love in Vista

Hawley Drive, Vista, CA 92084

Homeowner Story: House younger family

Status: Completed
2 Bed
1 Bath
600 ft 2
One Story

Made with love- the multigenerational Vista ADU was constructed by loving parents wanting to provide a place for their college-age children to return to as they brave the responsibilities of young adult life. All 750 square feet were dedicated to providing a place for their children to stay on an interim basis, as well as a spot extended family might visit when they come into town. The addition of two bedrooms allows the couple to host a number of people, or use the rooms as their own private space.

Floor Plan:

2BR/1BA 28×27 Square

With plenty of kitchen space, this ADU under 750 sqft with two bedrooms and one bath is great for entertaining. A kitchen with pantry is standard, or add an island for more seating & storage options. The photos here show an enlarged kitchen with island, as well as additional French doors, which pushed the sliding glass doors towards the kitchen.

Build Cost: $275K
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The Vista ADU Guide

SnapADU has permitted numerous projects within the city, and we know Vista’s regulations and processes very well. Turnaround times at the city are extremely fast. But homeowners should anticipate higher permit fees (closer to $16-20/sqft for larger units), as plan check, building permit, and impact fees are not waived for ADUs >750 sqft (impact fees will be proportional to the size of the primary dwelling). To balance this, Vista does offer a fee waiver program for qualified ADUs (either for caregivers or low income).

Vista requires in-person submissions which does add some processing expense. Also, soils reports are generally required for ADUs, as well as storm water mitigation.

Learn more about building an ADU in Vista