Accessory Dwelling Units, also known as granny flats or back houses, are having a resurgence in Los Angeles. After new rules made it easier to build ADUs, an Echo Park homeowner decided to add a rental property behind his Craftsman-style house. He turned to Hisako Ichiki and Bo Sundius of Bunch Design and Bunch ADU to create a custom 650-square-foot unit. The owner was willing to give up part of the backyard, but wanted to preserve as much space to garden as possible. "We wanted to work both views and physical parts of the landscape into the ADU design, so we developed a two-story ADU design with a small footprint — a basic "house" shape that runs the width of the property and rests only 8 feet from the rear property line," says Sundius. That 8-foot space gives the ADU its own private courtyard away from the main residence.