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THE ULTIMATE LIVE / LIFE / WORK & WEALTH DWELLING

ADU Idea House

Coinciding with the Launch of ADU Magazine, the 2021 ADU Idea House kicks off as an ambitious endeavor to build the nation’s first concept home with goal of creating the ultimate Live, Life, Work, and Wealth Dwelling.

It’s Our Take on the Perfect Home

Heralding the ADU movement that is sweeping the nation, the 2021 ADU Idea House raises the bar on what can be done with your home. It distinctly takes advantage of the exiting residential property – creating a new detached ADU to complement the older primary residence that is also being remodeled/renovated to include an internal JADU. 

The residence has multiple multi-functional, living, entertainment, and work spaces.

Built on ADU Magazine’s Nine Themes for Better Living, it incorporates elements and dives deep into each theme category. The three residences include products, design, and technologies from Partners and Sponsors that empower occupants to live better lives and redefine shelter as we know it. The unique residence is unlike anything currently in the market.

LEARN MORE >> OUR TAKE ON THE PERFECT HOME + JADU & ADU

PROJECT Overview

Because of the age of the home, unique nature of its construction, and extensive design elements and amenities, it took nearly two years of intense planning/logistics leading up to start of its renovation and construction.

With the complexity of the project combined with the COVID crisis, bringing the 2021 ADU Idea House to reality was an adventure.

LEARN MORE >> ABOUT THE CONCEPT, HOME DESIGN AND PROJECT

110 YEARS Of History

The aging residence, affectionally called “The Rail House,” due to its unique connection to rail, has a rich 110-year old history. It is a classic piece of American and California History unlike any other.

Built sometime prior to 1909/1910, our home starts freshly constructed from old growth redwood as we enter the 20th century. To understand its origin, one must take a moment to reflect on times past.

STEP INTO THE PAST >> HISTORY OF THE RAIL HOUSE

NOTABLE Distinction

Two years in the making with thousands on hours of brainstorming and design, The 2021 ADU Idea House project was driven by a passion for charting new territory and embracing and defining trends in a different way than any other concept home.

Notable Distinctions of the 2021 ADU Idea House

Passion Brought Us Here

Partners Charity

Saint John’s Program for Real Change operates the largest shelter in Sacramento County, and the only one focused exclusively on homeless women and children. The highly structured and education-rich environment includes mental health therapy, substance abuse counseling, parental and healthy relationships education, budgeting, hands-on employment training, a path to a high school diploma, childcare, and transportation. Read more

Wellness Within is a non-profit wellness center for patients, survivors, caregivers, and families affected by the trauma of cancer. The program provides a wide range of services that enhance an individual’s ability to experience quality of life through practices that incorporate physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing. Wellness within offer clarity through the fog of information and emotions that follow cancer diagnosis; breathing room to focus on your quality of life and healing while letting your physicians focus on the illness. Read more

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, founded in 1949, is the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting blood cancer in the world. The LLS's mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Read more

NINE HOME THEMES ...For Better Living

Key Topics of The 2021 ADU Idea House

The 2021 ADU Idea House (residing in the unique City of Roseville) was built to incorporate all nine of ADU Magazines’ key topical themes for better living.

Through years of research, survey, and interaction with homeowners, builders, and contractors, ADU Magazine, as one of our network of shelter magazines, identified nine key topical categories. We refer to these as our Nine Home Themes For Better Living.

Through investigation, we discovered that overwhelmingly the trend of thought about homes and property had trended away from that of early American generations that saw them more as a life-sustaining resource.

Today, homes are primarily seen as shelter and investments that potentially gain monetary value (often the largest purchase an individual will ever make).

Supporting these themes, we have set out to help Redefine the meaning of shelter in American thought and its place in the modern world. We encourage individuals to think of their homes in terms of being resources that empower their lives, provide opportunities to create wealth beyond simple equity, build family and social bonds, are in investment in self-care, and should ideally exist as an agency into multiple generations.

Our 2021 Idea House is one of several ongoing efforts to illustrate these themes and demonstrate how ADUs can be an additional tool to help homeowners.

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Energy Efficiency / Carbon Neutral

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CEC Homes is a custom and production home builder operating and expanding throughout Northern California and Central Valley. Cameron Tea, the President, has been passionate about construction as far back as he can remember. From a young man building in the hills of Utah, and now here in California where he moved to raise his family.
Under his leadership, CEC has become one of the Sacramento area’s premier on the scene builders. One noted for integrity, fair dealing, and quality of work.   

Initially obtaining and sustaining business based solely on reputation and excellence, Cameron quickly established CEC as a reliable builder in the marketplace. The company has grown and prospered throughout the years – through boom times and economic slowdowns. With hundreds of homes under construction at any time, organizational leadership attributes their success to the personal passion and work ethic embraced and expressed by all CEC’s dedicated employees.

 

Cameron himself personally exudes an energic and results-oriented style. The company has also embraced a project-oriented management philosophy that results in win-win gains for clients, employees, and stakeholders.

 

Never satisfied, CEC is continuously seeking ways to improve design and construction operations. Constantly adapting construction methods and management systems to address evolving market trends and consumer demand. Part of that effort has been to embrace ADUs and innovative forward-thinking design with production homebuilding that allows for the creation of multi-functional residences.


CEC Homes is determined to lead the way in reimagining what homebuilders can offer families and communities.

Making them the ideal choice to build the 2021 ADU Idea House.

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Domum is a small-town architecture firm that delivers big city quality. Led by Tim Alatorre, founder and President, the agency specializes in solving unsolvable problems.

Based just outside Sacramento, with quick and easy access to the San Francisco Bay Area, Silicon Valley, Napa, Marin County, and everywhere in between, Domum has clients across Northern California.

Their work and staff have been seen on everything from local television news to Houzz, de zeen, Arch Daily, Big Think, and major newspapers like the New York Post and Daily Mirror.

The company’s architects, designers, and planners are passionate and driven. Constantly learning and pushing themselves. On the cutting edge of virtual reality, their approach to design is to always visualize prior to drawing with tools and technology. Essentially, building projects in 3D and working out the problems long before construction starts. This method has resulted in better, more efficient designs, lower costs, and fewer changes.  

That passion for architecture is reflected in Tim himself. Working as an intern while still in High School and then gaining an appreciation for early architectural traditions while living in central Spain, Tim graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo's prestigious college of Architecture and Environment. A licensed architect in California, Utah, and Idaho, he is also a LEED Accredited professional.

Now with over two decades of experience in the field of architecture, Tim has developed a keen sense of design and attention to detail.  Adept at managing complicated projects, he has gained a reputation as a problem solver and an innovator.

While known for work with single family residences, Domum is experienced with multi-family residential, restaurants, bars, breweries, schools, churches, modular construction, steel framed buildings, retail, shopping centers, commercial tenant improvements, shipping container developments, historic structures, and home remodels. They are skilled at building on flat lots, hillsides, remote locations off the grid, in flood plains, beach fronts, and properties with difficult neighbors and challenging site constraints.

You name it, Domum has tackled it. Just one of the reasons we selected them as our architect for the 2021 ADU Idea House.

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When Tami was three years old, she would re-stage her bedroom moving toys and furnishings. At the doctor’s office, she would straighten magazines, move a plant from one corner to another and “advise” the receptionist that she had too many magazines on display.

Interior design isn’t just who Tami is, it's who she always has been. And design isn’t just her career of choice, it’s her passion and way of life.

An interior designer for residential and commercial spaces for more than 20 years, and a regular contributor to HGTV and DIY Cable and TV Programs, Teel’s style inspires the senses with layers of eclectic texture and a mixture of unique finishes. Embracing a transitional modern approach of balancing warmth with cool engages a sense of comfort and style. To Tami, each occupant and space is individually matched with a style all its own, harmonizing with its environment.

“When you’re passionate about what you do, it will be evident with fantastic results for your clients.”

Tami also likes to design with an eye towards bringing the outdoors in and vice versa. She finds inspiration in nature as well as modern art. There’s no telling what she might come up with - and that’s half the fun.

With our multiple residences, dozens of multi-functional spaces, and numerous indoor and outdoor living places, Tami was the natural choice to contribute with inspiration and design elements in the 2021 ADU Idea House.

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