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.
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.
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
Cross-laminated timber and insulated concrete forms give us stronger, greener, buildings. But is one better than the other? As the demand for new homes continues to increase, builders and homeowners are looking at alternatives to traditional construction methods. Two of these methods, cross-laminated timber (CLT) and insulated concrete forms (ICF), are incredibly successful. CLT and