An ADU, or an Accessory Dwelling Unit, is a secondary house or apartment containing its own kitchen, living area and separate entrance. It may be either attached to an existing house or garage structure, or it may be constructed as its own stand-alone unit.
ADUs are extremely convenient for those looking for in-law, nanny or private guest quarters. And others seek ADUs to list the unit on Airbnb or another rental service for extra income potential.
Searching for a home with an ADU can be a complicated task! Take a look at these stunning homes for sale in the Portland area with attached or detached ADUs. If you still can’t find the unique setup for you, let us know if we can be of assistance during your home search!
Opulent Mansion With Separate Guest Quarters
4 Bedrooms | 4.1 Bathrooms | 7,190 Square Feet
This handcrafted mansion in West Linn has impressive architectural features at every turn, such as a 17th Century Italian stone fireplace, a Mediterranean-style loggia, exposed wood beams, rustic brick details, and more. The expansive home is accompanied by a five-car garage or shop with guest quarters, which includes a full kitchen, a bedroom and bathroom, and a living area. The two structures encompass over 7,000 square feet of living space, and the grounds are complemented with a mix of trees, a pasture, gardens, and an orchard.
Beautiful Gated Estate Near Lake Oswego
4 Bedrooms | 4.1 Bathrooms | 5,607 Square Feet
This gated estate near Lake Oswego offers tranquil privacy and easy access to downtown Portland. The property exudes a casual Northwest style, featuring reclaimed wood ceilings and beams, custom crafted interior doors, a real basalt rock fireplace, and more elegant details. The home is accompanied by a self-contained guest house, a pool, a pond, plus an additional 2,000-square-foot basement with a wine cellar.
Mid-Century Modern Home in Portland
4 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms | 3,626 Square Feet
This fabulous mid-century gem is situated just West of downtown Portland, offering breathtaking views of Mt. St. Helens. It has an open floor plan perfect for indoor/outdoor entertaining with approximately 1,200 square feet of deck space. The home has been extensively remodeled with the finest finishes and unique modern details, including two asymmetrical fireplaces acting as focal points for their respective living spaces. The residence is accompanied by a fully permitted ADU with a kitchen, a laundry room, storage and separate off-street parking.
Adorable Victorian in John’s Landing
5 Bedrooms | 3.1 Bathrooms | 3,625 Square Feet
Vintage meets modern in this artfully restored Victorian nestled on a quiet, dead end street in John’s Landing. The home is filled with character and charm, featuring high ceilings, hardwood flooring, period finishes and plenty of unique touches, such as beautiful stained glass windows. The home has a high-end finished legal ADU with a living room, a bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchen, a dining room, a laundry room, and even a wine cellar with extra storage space.
Tualatin Home Built for Entertaining
5 Bedrooms | 3.1 Bathrooms | 3,963 Square Feet
This wonderful JC Reeves custom home is situated on a quiet cul-de-sac in Tualatin. It has a total of five bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms, split between the main residence and the attached ADU. The large deck and lush greenery in the backyard makes the home perfect for entertaining, both inside and out. The ADU features a living room, a bedroom, a bathroom and a full kitchen.
Cathedral Park Vintage Ranch With Occupied ADU
3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 2,070 Square Feet
With sweeping sunlit views of the historic St. John’s Bridge, this home in Cathedral Park is truly one of a kind. This vintage ranch features a daylight walk-out lower level finished to function as guest quarters. Plus, the home is accompanied by a separate occupied ADU, plus a charming garage for shop space, additional storage or a boat house.