Saturday, February 15 2020 / Published in Accessory Dwelling, Permits
And in construction, rules are changing all the time. It can be hard to keep up. Fortunately, New Avenue designer Cindy Lan is an expert in dealing with city officials. Lately, Cindy has been doing research in Berkeley, so she’s up to date on how setback and egress requirements will affect ADU design in the city.
Wednesday, February 12 2020 / Published in Informational
A client in Alta, Wyoming came to New Avenue for a custom-designed house and barn. The barn isn’t a traditional barn, though. It’s an office and guest house with two stories. The house and barn are separated by a driveway with an ample turnaround and a covered parking area. The first floor of the main
Friday, January 31 2020 / Published in Accessory Dwelling
New Avenue had the pleasure of designing a 432-square-foot, one-bedroom ADU for clients in Albany, California. This beautiful backyard cottage will be a space for the family to rent out for additional income or to use themselves. This beautiful ADU boasts a bathroom, a bedroom, a kitchenette, and a living area. The gorgeous bay window
Thursday, January 30 2020 / Published in Informational
To legally rent out your accessory dwelling, you need the necessary permits. That’s why we frequently hear from homeowners who need help getting their ADUs up to code. City rules can be difficult to understand. Permitting offices can be hard to deal with. For this legalization project in Alameda, New Avenue’s designer visited the city
Tuesday, January 28 2020 / Published in Accessory Dwelling, Informational
One of New Avenue's skilled designers created these plans and images for a client in Emeryville. The homeowner wants to replace his old garage with a new accessory dwelling to rent out, and he's thinking about moving into it himself one day.