Natalie & Justin Strom’s ADU: Two Bathrooms & An Attic

Accessory Dwellings

Strom ADU Strom ADU

Quick Facts

  • Setting: urban
  • Neighborhood: Hawthorne District, Richmond, Portland, Oregon
  • Type: stand-alone detached unit (new construction)
  • Use: Long-term rental
  • Square Footage: 720 (plus 250 sq ft attic space)
  • Year Built: 2016
  • Owners: Natalie Strom and Justin Strom
  • Designer: Carrie McIntyre
  • Builder: Oreste Construction
  • Total Cost:$200,000

“Being on a corner lot, our old garage always seemed like the perfect site to build something entirely more useful. We decided to build an ADU to maximize the potential of the lot, for use as a rental, with the idea that the two of us could live there after the kids are grown up and gone.” – Natalie Strom

Strom ADU Entry & Kitchen Strom ADU Entry & Kitchen

Natalie and Justin Strom first learned about ADUs through a contractor friend who pointed out the temporary waiver of system development fees for ADUs in the City of Portland. Their friend Carrie was the designer.

“The three of us as a team got very…

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