: Yeah, but we were like why do we need 300 square feet just for garden tools? Like, this is a really nice space under here. And so we thought why don't we build an ADU?
: And we were like, "Well, if we dig out a few more feet, we can get even more height [because of the slope], and then what does that look like? Maybe we should think about enclosing this for a living space. So, what does that look like?"
: Yeah, so I guess the process started out with… investigating various pre-fab options. But because of our unique situation where we're on a slope, and we wanted a rooftop deck, basically there weren't any options.
: And then we bit the bullet and then we were like, "Okay, if we wanna do this right, we need to custom build it." And so we reached out to the architect we worked with previously, Marty Buckenmeyer, buckenmeyerarchitecture.com