DETACHED ADU DESIGNS
A dignified small home that says your human presence is valued
Ascension Home is a sustainable Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit (DADU) which utilizes innovative, low-impact construction techniques resulting in budget-friendly delivery.
Both models of Ascension Home have been endorsed by the City of Raleigh as specially-selected and pre-reviewed designs for homeowners ready to build.
With an emphasis on sustainability and occupant physical and mental health, Ascension Home is designed using WELL and LEED building principles, meeting the criteria for LEED Gold Certification.
The design of Ascension Home uses contextual material choices which situate it as a natural accessory to the primary building. The thoughtful placement of the main entry allows for complete privacy on three sides, with a covered open deck as the indoor/outdoor focus of the living space. The orientation of the home is determined with a priority given to daylight filling the common areas. The sleeping areas are carefully thought through with special attention given to privacy and noise separation. The result is a natural flow that expands into surprisingly spacious areas and encourages free movement from interior to exterior.
Buildability and affordability are key aspects of the design. The entire build is concrete-free, requires almost no excavation, needs no heavy earth-moving machinery, and involves minimal site grading needed only for drainage purposes. The prefabricated panels make both for an easy assembly and a high-performance, comfortable interior. The foundation and envelope could be assembled in only a couple weeks. The architecture relies on standard and widely available building materials for nearly everything – from the selection of doors, to the kitchen cabinets, to the design of the canopy. All these factors result in a much shorter construction time than standard construction.
Incorporating the Atmos Arc philosophy of valuing the human presence, Ascension Home is a dignified offer as a small home.
Ascension Home is available now in two different color options: Ocean Deep and Shady Gray.
Upon purchasing a license to the Ascension Home house plans, you receive the complete design in your set of drawings which includes interior design. The drawings also contain product selections of: energy-star appliances, interior finishes, plumbing fixtures, lighting, HVAC equipment, and much more. In short, there is no need for additional involvement by an architect and is ready to hand off to the general contractor to start building once you have obtained a building permit.
Unique Design Features
- Model L (630 SF)
1 bedroom, 1 bathroom
- Model XL (800 SF)
2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
- Structural Insulated Wall Panels
- Prefabricated Steel Micropile & Timber Foundation System
- Raised Wood Stem Wall Crawlspace
- High Performance, Super-Insulated Building Envelope
- Low-Impact Foundation
- Efficient, Instant Hot Water
- Energy Star Appliances
- Water Sense Plumbing Fixtures
- Durable Materials
- VOC-Free Materials
- Roof: Standing Seam Metal Panels
- Walls: Fiber-Cement Vertical Panels, Thin Brick Veneer
- Windows & Exterior Doors: Fiberglass
- Deck: Composite Panels
- Ocean Deep
- Shady Gray