GARAGE: In order to transform a brick boiler room in San Francisco into a guesthouse, architect and metalworker Christi Azevedo capitalized on the site’s vertical space by installing an elevated sleeping loft. Photo by Cesar Rubio. Photo by: Cesar Rubio
"Granny flats" or backyard suites can provide all the charm of an East Coast house, with much less cost and maintenance - should be legalized in zoning code. These could also function as high-end vacation rentals.