75: Accessory Dwelling Unit | The Hive

32m 53s |
In this episode, Cherise is joined by Nicole Blair, Owner of Nicole Blair, LLC in Austin, Texas. They discuss The Hive located in Central East Austin, Texas.

The Hive is a 550 sf Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) situated behind a primary residence.

To meet City of Austin’s pervious cover requirements, the maximum footprint that was allowed on this 6500 sf residential lot was on 320 sf!

To accommodate a one-bedroom dwelling, walls creatively tilt from the slab, hugging building setback planes and an angled utility easement at the back of the property, to add volume and opportunities for more square footage where needed - evoking the shape of a beehive.
Photo Credit: Casey Dunn, Whit Preston, Adam Schreiber, Tobin Davies

Topics Discussed:
Cedar Shingles
Cedar Shakes


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Cherise Lakeside, FCSI, CDT
Senior Spec Writer | RDH Building Science
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Nicole Blair
Owner | Nicole Blair