Charming ADU


Building Design: DT Building Design Services
Interior design: Spiral Studios
Custom Cabinets: Renew Woods
Location: South Hill Neighborhood, Bellingham 
Photographer: Chris DiNottia


Have you ever dreamed of having an accessory dwelling unit? Our clients had. And, they had the perfect space for it. I think their biggest concern now may be that their guests will never want to leave!

This accessory dwelling unit (ADU) was remodeled as part of a major remodel. Prior to the remodel the space was awkward. The floor plan was disjointed, a large beam ran across the ceiling supporting other beams, and the kitchenette layout wasn’t conducive to cooking.

Spiral Design worked with our clients to design a charming suite. The compact kitchen is fun to cook in, the space is full of natural light and it feels spacious despite it’s small footprint.

  • The kitchen cabinets were built by Renew Woods. The cabinet color is SeaStar by Benjamin Moore and the countertop material is paperstone, one of our favorite countertop materials!
  • Both the bathtub and kitchen stove were already in the space, they couldn’t fit the space more perfectly.

“We have been so impressed with the quality of work, ethical standards and competency of the crew at Chuckanut Builders. My husband, Alan Rosen, who has worked in the trade for 40 years has the highest regard for their workmanship and high standards. We highly recommend this sterling company.” – Alan Rosen, Furniture Designer & Craftsman

Thinking about building an ADU?