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Accessory Dwelling Units

ADU Garage Conversions

Los Angeles recently changed the rules to allow you to convert your backyard garage to a legal rental unit.

Our pre designed unit is a beautiful and efficient 365 sq. ft. studio apartment with:

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Plenty of Storage
Every inch designed to maximum efficiency
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Full Size Kitchen + Bath
Standard size appliances and bathroom with shower/tub combo
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In-Unit Laundry
Combo washer/dryer
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Cozy Bed Niche
Space for a queen size bed
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Built for Comfort
Built-in heating, air conditioning and lighting
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Outdoor Patio
Designed to maintain privacy

United Dwelling STUDIO ADU Floor Plan

 Garage conversion floor plan.


Prefab Modular Garage Conversion ADU Interior


 Modative, a design/build operation in Los Angeles since 2006 is now converting garages into beautiful studio apartments at a predictable price and schedule.
We are a one-stop-shop with a predesigned ADU model ready to be built in your garage. Modative handles all aspects of the process, including:
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We've been designing small yet efficient homes since our founding in 2006.
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We partner with the best structural, electrical and civil engineers in town to ensure your ADU is safe and energy efficient.
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Permit Processing
Our secret weapon is that we're really good at the boring stuff too, like expeditiously permitting your ADU
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Our experienced construction team will bring your ADU to reality.
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Utility Coordination
We'll get your ADU properly connected to all the local utilities.
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Financing Partnerships
We partner with local lenders that can offer you great financing options on your backyard home.

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The Details

Our predesigned ADU provides predictable costs, schedule and quality

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Starting at $129,900 all-in
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Only 2 months of construction
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High quality fixtures, finishes and craftsmanship 


We currently serve only the following area of Los Angeles, CA

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West of the 110 & 101 Freeways
North of Manchester Ave.
South of Wilshire & Santa Monica Blvd.
East of the Pacific Ocean 



Contact us now to setup your free phone consultation

ADU Get Started
Fill Out the Simple Form

Send us some basic info via the form below.

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Receive an Email

Check your email. Yes, even the junk folder. We'll send you an email with some handy resources and a link to schedule a call with one of our experts.

Free Phone Consultation

We'll talk you through some options then send you a short agreement for an ADU feasibility study. If it seems like the right fit for you, we'll get started.






Want to learn more about ADUs? Check out our free ADU Guide download 

ADU Guide Download