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Thursday, March 05 2020 / Published in Addition, Remodel
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.
Tuesday, March 03 2020 / Published in Accessory Dwelling
Betsey, a homeowner in Berkeley, asked New Avenue to design and build an accessory dwelling for her son and grandchildren. She loved the view from her home, and she hoped to take advantage of the sloped property to build a "room with a view" for her family.
Wednesday, February 26 2020 / Published in Remodel
Today we're revisiting one of our favorite restoration projects, a whole-house remodel in Alameda, CA.
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
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