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Broadway Avenue

Designed to feel like a tree house nestled among 300-year-old oak trees, Broadway Avenue is an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) by Evanston Development Cooperative and designed by Remake Architecture, which operates as an all-electric commercial kitchen bakery. The small footprint and special foundation system minimizes its impact on the tree roots. Above, the perched volume has 10-foot walls pitching to an expansive cathedral ceiling, all of which is wrapped by Structurally Insulated Panels (SIPs) and detailed to be incredibly airtight and well insulated.


The ADU has extremely efficient space heating & cooling (ductless mini-split air source heat pump) with an Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) to provide continuous fresh air while recapturing the indoor heating and cooling. It has a 400% efficient air source heat pump water heater, induction cooking, and LED lighting throughout.



  • Ultra-High Efficiency Air Source Heat Pump Heating & Cooling System

  • Energy Recovery Ventilator

  • Air Source Heat Pump Water Heater

  • Low-E Glazing

  • All LED Lighting

  • Induction Cooktop

  • Energy Star Certified Appliances



  • WaterSense High Efficiency Plumbing Fixtures

  • Front-Loading Clothes Washer



  • All-Electric (no gas combustion)

  • Energy Recovery Ventilator with MERV 13 filter

  • Low and no-VOC materials and finishes

  • High-Efficiency Kitchen Exhaust Fan

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