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MDD’s Grand Opening Success!

A Modern Farmhouse style showcase model home in Artesian Hills and a brand-new coastal estate in Carlsbad made their debut this past weekend from San Diego Builder, MDD Homes. The result? A combination of the two open houses garnered an 800-person turnout. The showcase model home, however, was the main event, complete with an in-house culinary artist preparing light hor d’oeurves and bite-sized desserts for people to enjoy as they strolled through the sprawling estate.

From the moment you enter the 4,675 sqft. dwelling through the 10ft tall gravity pivot door you are struck with an expanding great room that seamlessly bridges the gap between indoors and outdoors, allowing a vast, panoramic view of southern California’s hillside terrain from the grand veranda. A common theme noted over the weekend was about this unique characteristic, “I love the openness when you first walk in.” Others described how it applied to the family unit and recreation, “truly a house designed for spending ti…

ADUs: What You Need To Know and Why Build One?

Almost two years ago the former Governor of California signed three very important bills that affected residents all over the state. These bills clarified and improved the already existing law regarding the construction of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) or Granny Flats. For starters, it legalized ADUs in all California cities. The new, relaxed legislation also makes it much easier for owners of single-family dwellings to build ADUs on their property, and addresses areas such as: parking, zoning and design requirements, the permitting process, and more. These bills follow the tension and complaints that have built up over the California Housing Crisis, alleviating some of the issues it has caused.

Previous restrictions made it very difficult for homeowners to build affordable ADUs on their property. While there are still regulations on ADUs, the path to building them has become a lot easier and more efficient, notably the permitting process and parking. Ever since the reform, applicati…