Hecker Family Builds Multigenerational ADU in San Jose, Balancing Privacy and Family Proximity

The Hecker family, living in San Jose, decided to build an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) to support their multigenerational living arrangement. Their household includes uncles, aunts, grandparents, and will eventually be home to their children as well. The ADU provides a flexible living solution that allows all family members to enjoy their own space while remaining close. This setup not only fosters a strong family bond but also meets the diverse needs of their extended family, from providing accessible living areas for the elderly to creating potential future spaces for the younger generation. The Hecker family’s ADU effectively accommodates the complexity of a large, multi-age household, ensuring everyone has a place to call home together.