By removing an oversized, underutilized garage and replacing it with an ADU, the owner gains rentable square footage and upgraded curb appeal. The ADU is an extension of the original form but separates itself from the existing house through a private, cut-out patio space. The patio steps down into a lush outdoor living room, creating the perfect backyard retreat. The final product sits within a similar footprint of the existing structure, but serves as a much more functional, beautiful space with income potential.