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Spacer   Scotts Valley ADU is located in an oak-strewn valley nestled in the foothills of the Santa Cruz mountains. Permitted by the County of Santa Cruz in spring of 2023, ground-breaking is in the immediate offing as of this posting.
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    This thoughtfully designed accessory dwelling unit spans and offers a practical layout. Its 1,200 square foot layout includes two bedrooms (the master featuring walk-in closet), two bathrooms, separate living and dining room areas, a U-configuration kitchen with island, plus dedicated laundry room.
To comply with code considerations in the WUI (woodland-urban interface) jurisdiction, the ADU incorporates important features including protected eaves, intumescent venting, metal roof, and cementitious horizontal board siding. These elements ensure safety and durability while blending harmoniously with the surrounding landscape.
In terms of MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) features, the ADU is equipped with 200kBtu/hr exterior wall-mounted tankless water heater, ducted split-system heating and cooling, and a 2 Kwdc roof-mounted photovoltaic array, collectively exceeding California’s strict energy efficiency standards.
Abundant windows let the outdoors in, while French doors open out to the owner’s flower and vegetable garden, planned to be only mere steps from the kitchen. Scotts Valley ADU project was designed to provide a serene and sustainable living space, seamlessly integrated with its natural surroundings.
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