Photography Studio ADU in Vista
Royal Road, CA 92084
Homeowner Story: Flex space
A professional product stylist by trade, this Vista homeowner had a unique vision for her accessory dwelling unit: an open concept 600 sqft studio for her photography business.
The open-concept design has allowed the homeowner to use the space for a number of projects. She stages the kitchen for use in her product photo shoots. The kitchen also ensures it will be easily convertible to a rental apartment, which would be appealing to future buyers if she sold the property. She chose to leave the rest of the unit semi-finished as multipurpose flex space.
The ADU rests comfortably alongside her primary residence and shares a front and back yard.
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).