Friday, March 27 2020 / Published in Informational
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,
Thursday, March 26 2020 / Published in Informational
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
Saturday, March 21 2020 / Published in Informational
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.
Tuesday, March 17 2020 / Published in Accessory Dwelling, Costs
Berkeley homeowners Michael and Lisa wanted an accessory dwelling that could also be an art studio. New Avenue principal designer Matt Waitkus delivered, creating a design that made efficient use of the space while keeping everything comfortable, open, and bright.
Thursday, March 12 2020 / Published in Accessory Dwelling, Costs
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.