Rental Income, Promote Community
Multi-Generational Living on Site,
Increase Your Home's Property Value

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Welcome to our site.  ADUPDX (Accessory Dwelling Unit - Portland) and DMS Architects (www.dmsarchitects.com) believe in small infill projects that enhance the liveability of our urban environment.  We have developed numerous ADU plans that are permit ready. We also have a lot of experience with custom ADU's!


ADU, GRANNY FLATS, COTTAGE APARTMENTS - THEY ARE ALL THE SAME AND THEY CAN BE A WONDERFUL ADDITION TO YOUR URBAN LOT FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS:
  • Enhance your home – architect designed ADU’s to complement your house. 
  • Support multi-generational living – independent, comfortable living space allowing grandparents to live next to grandkids and older folks to age-in-place 
  • Produce income – economical designs keep development costs down so that rental income can exceed debt service and generate revenue from your ADU.  
  • Help the planet – ADUs help us build a more compact urban form, more walkable, more accessible … more Portland. 
  • Go Green - ADU's are inherently green.  Each person gives off 100/watts/hr,  If insulated and heated properly your ADU can utilize very little energy.   Ask us how!
 

View of ADU Interior - 'Amy'  First tenant stayed 4 years and found second tenant whose been there another 4 years. - 1 day vacancy in 8 years!


View of predrawn ADU - typically designed to compliment urban residential architecture

Interior view of ADU - 'Stu' - open, bright and amazingly spacious for 320 sf!


View of ADU toilet room 

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