Our Mission

Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, our company was founded in 2017 to create scaleable opportunities for our longest lived members of society to sustain engaging lives.

We are the only ADU company focusing on accessible design.

Our population is aging, but the structure of our communities too often limits lifelong wellbeing. Living isolated from family, in deteriorating houses in car-centric neighborhoods, creates health outcomes on par with a heavy smoking habit.

As we were prototyping aging in place technology, we noticed a pattern. Many people are struggling to remain in their communities or among family. Families need more flexibility in creating their own longevity-friendly living environments. We dove in headfirst when we saw an opportunity to help everyone achieve this, backed by our Scientific Advisors who consider Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) to be an important enabler for healthy people and communities.

Modern Principles

We approach all aspects of our business with our core tenets in mind.


We achieve quality through simplicity in design, permitting, and building.


Living in a Modern Empathy home helps you stay smarter, healthier, and happier.


Creating a predictable process with highly skilled, forward-looking partners.