Truckee ADU

The town of Truckee has recently enacted the necessary legislation to allow homeowners to add an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) to their existing property.

MASTRIDICASA was recently contacted by the owner of this property on Donner Pass Road opposite Donner Lake, and commissioned to design a detached garage for their residence, with an ADU above. The goal was to build a budget-friendly, utilitarian and efficient use living space within the limited square footage footprint. The design vision started completely different from the final design. While such a simple structure would seem to be a no-brainer, the opposite is often the case.


What you see in these drawings is the culmination of the design-collaboration with the homeowner - a two car garage below, and an ADU with one bedroom with full closet, one bath, open-plan full kitchen / great room, and upper level deck that looks out to Donner Lake.

Expecting a Summer 2022 start of construction...