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Project Update: Another Ashland ADU

Posted On: Oct 28, 2014

Pictured here is one of my projects-in-progress: a 500-square foot Accessory Dwelling Unit, or ADU, in Ashland’s college district. This 1 BR/1 BA house features an open plan for the living/dining rooms and kitchen and vaulted ceilings throughout.

ADUs are popular in Ashland, and becoming more so. An ADU offers flexibility: it can serve as a rental or lodging for an aging parent—or a returning adult child. I’ve even known couples who decided to move into their ADU and rent out their main house. Since the Recession, I believe people are looking at how they can use their property to generate income, especially as they near retirement.

The Latest From My Shop

Posted On: May 20, 2014

Shop? What shop? Don't you mean studio? 

Actually, I have always been a designer-builder. These days I produce custom furniture, doors, cabinetry and one-off lighting fixtures from my fully-equipped workshop. I’ve always enjoyed working with my hands, especially when it involves fine craftsmanship; in fact, the excitement of designing and building furniture is what compelled me to the trades, way back in high school. Come to think of it, I can trace the origins of everything I am today back to that first shop class. The notion that I could translate an abstract idea into three-dimensional reality using nothing more than tools and my own hands thrilled me then, as it does now. But I digress…