Definition based on San Francisco Planning Code

A Primary Dwelling Unit has a Residential Use defined as a room or suite of two or more rooms that is designed for, or is occupied by, one family doing its own cooking therein and having only one kitchen.

  • A housekeeping room as defined in the Housing Code is a Dwelling Unit.
  • A Live/Work Unit is not considered a Dwelling Unit. It is a hybrid Residential and PDR Use that is defined as a structure or portion of a structure combining a residential living space for a group of persons including not more than four adults in the same unit with an integrated work space principally used by one or more of the residents of that unit.