This Berkeley Couple Is Turning Their Home into Something More With the incredible strain on California’s housing, home buyers have two key concerns. How they can afford comfortable homes in nice places How they can help others (parents, grandparents, adult children, even strangers) with housing When one couple toured a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home in Berkeley,
At New Avenue, we put everything we’ve got into changing lives. We build smart spaces that make housing accessible, give families space, and create income. One way to do that is to build backyard accessory dwellings and cottages. But that’s not the only way to make a home do more. New Avenue principal designer Jeffrey
Berkeley homeowner Johanna came to New Avenue for a basement ADU. She wanted a place for her mother-in-law to live comfortably. New Avenue created custom plans to expand the basement and convert it into an ADU. The new apartment features a bedroom, a bathroom, a laundry area, a kitchen/living area, and plenty of storage space.
A homeowner in Berkeley hired New Avenue to replace her old detached garage with an ADU. She plans to share the accessory dwelling with family and, later, rent it out. There are so many possibilities with an ADU like this one. This design has a kitchen (highlighted in blue), a living area/office (peach), a bedroom (yellow), a bathroom (purple), a laundry room (green), and plenty of storage. There’s even a fireplace.
In this Berkeley remodel, we converted an underused living area to create more usable space for the family. We added storage, a deck, and an upstairs master suite with a window seat and plenty of closet space. Swipe to see the downstairs and upstairs floor plans for the remodeled portion of the home.