Your attachment came through in the first email that you sent. It looks nice, but I have a hard time evaluating 2D CAD designs when I see them. I prefer Sketchup models in order to visualize how a space will work, or at least to have the designer explain how the space will work.
Can you say more about the regulations in Whatcom County that apply to your ADU? I've heard that multiple ADUs are allowed are farm properties, due to some kind of grandfather clause related to providing housing for farmhands. Is that the case for your property? Is there any size constraints? 950 sq ft is getting up there to the size of a normal house, let alone 1245 sq ft.
Thanks for sharing some information about your ADU.
--- In Accessory_Dwelling_Unit@yahoogroups.com, Jeff <jroddick@...> wrote:
> Hope your group takes off. Here's an ADU I'm working on. It's not a very energy efficient shape
> but it has a small foot print and fits my site well. We are allowed 1245 sq.ft. here in Whatcom
> County WA for an ADU but this is just 950. I'm just outside the Bellingham City limits on a 2.5 acre
> parcel that used to be a goat Dairy back in the 40's and 50's. I want the building to be farmy looking.
> I'll probably stack the 3-0 windows and use 4X joists @ 3' 3" centers with exposed car decking for the
> second floor and eliminate virtually all the headers. I think the roof is narrow enough with a 16' span
> that a double top plate may suffice on the second floor in lieu of headers. 16' trusses are also very
> inexpensive. I have a very nice 1245sq.ft. 2 bedroom design but it has a bigger footprint and would
> look a little out of place on this site. It's a tough call, what do you think of this floor plan? Anyone,
> anyone, Buehler?