Under Design | Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) in Sunnyside

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ArcWest Architects is currently designing an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) for a unique lot on Tejon Street in Denver’s Sunnyside neighborhood. The existing home and lot have a Tejon street address, but none of the property’s lot lines abut an actual street. After corresponding with the City and County of Denver about this particular lot, … Continued

Alcott St | Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)

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Another ArcWest-designed ADU is underway in NW Denver’s Potter Highlands neighborhood and historic district. The new detached structure will feature a large two car garage and upper story one bedroom apartment. Materials include brick and cut shake shingle siding to match the existing home. Additionally, the structure features a unique stepped parapet to accommodate Bulk Plane … Continued

So you think you want to build an ADU in Denver?

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First look at the Denver Zoning Standards & Requirements Often referred to as a Carriage House, the acronym “ADU” is becoming part of the Denver residential vernacular. The abbreviation stands for “Accessory Dwelling Unit” for those who are not familiar with the term. It simply means a secondary living space or apartment that occupies a … Continued

Potter Highlands | Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)

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ArcWest has been designing a variety of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) in several of Denver’s historic neighborhoods. ADUs are detached accessory dwelling units such as a guest house that are detached from the primary residence and contain provisions for sleeping, cooking, and sanitation. Homeowners in Denver’s Highlands neighborhood recently hired ArcWest looking to add an Accessory Dwelling Unit to … Continued

Highlands | Craftsman Addition & ADU

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ArcWest Architects was hired to help homeowners in the Potter Highlands Historic District expand their historic Craftsman style home as well as add an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) over the existing garage. ArcWest designed a new two story addition to the rear of the house which will provide a more open living space adjacent to … Continued

Potter Highlands | ADU & Addition

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ArcWest Architects was hired by the owner of an historic home in Northwest Denver’s Potter Highlands neighborhood to expand their existing living space and add a new Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) at the rear of the lot. This project lies within the Potter Highlands Landmark district and shows a delicate balance between respecting the historic nature … Continued