In June 2016, the owner of the property where the Mallory ADU is now built, reached out to us about adding a freestanding accessory dwelling unit to the property he owns with his wife. From there, we embarked on a shared journey that began with trying to move their drawings forward with the project’s original architect. Unfortunately, this architect, while responsive, never actually moved the project forward with the city, so it became clear that a change was necessary. To assist, we connected the homeowners to Dyer Studio, who in turn completed a new and improved design.
At long last, the project broke ground in January of 2018. Today, the roughly 500-square-foot ADU is a thoughtfully designed and laid out space that includes everything a visitor could want as a home away from home. For the homeowners, whose visitors are primarily friends and family, the Mallory ADU truly feels like the extension of their own home that they had hoped it would.
For Owen Gabbert LLC, the Mallory ADU reflects our ability to genuinely collaborate with homeowners on a project from start to finish – no matter the circumstances. In this case, our role included troubleshooting everything from sketchy dealings, to pricing, to ensuring that a vision comes to life in the final product. As Owner Owen Gabbert puts it, “I do not recommend dealing with a bad actor, but the idea of working together early on to get stuff done resonates for me.” This value and spirit is what makes OGLLC stand apart, and is what makes us most proud of the work we do.