Today is a big day for the other building on the site, the garage. The 24' x 24' garage has a roof with the same 14:12 pitch as the house so it can accommodate future solar panels as needed. We elected not to go for an ADU* but look forward to having the volume for deep storage and functions that might seem like a good idea years from now.
* Accessory Dwelling Unit. Such a thing would require dedicated parking, a code-legal stair, plumbing to the city sewer, a fully compliant thermal envelope, electrical, and finishes. ADU's can be great and I look forward to the opportunity to create them in the future, but we drew the line this side of one for our home.