Sharmila and Tejal came to New Avenue for help in converting their detached garage to an accessory dwelling unit with a loft bedroom, kitchen, full bath, and living area. They wanted to keep the building at its current square footage and height. A New Avenue partner architect visited the site and discussed Sharmila and Tejal’s
Larisa wanted to build an accessory dwelling on her property to help relieve the housing crisis in the area. Her long-term plans for the new building include moving family members in. Larisa brought a floorplan that she liked to New Avenue. A New Avenue partner architect worked with the plan to incorporate Larisa’s needs and
A homeowner in Alameda approached New Avenue for help in remodeling her existing accessory dwelling unit. The unit was a converted garage and included two bedrooms, a kitchen, and one bathroom. A New Avenue partner architect worked with the city to obtain the necessary permits. The architect created plans to remodel the accessory dwelling, adding
With a growing family and aging parents, Elaine knew she would soon need more living space on her property. So she started her project by creating a free account with New Avenue and filling out our Goals & Ideas worksheet. Elaine’s vision included a one-bedroom accessory dwelling unit with one or two bathrooms, a bedroom/living
Valerie and Walt wanted to add an accessory dwelling to their property. For the immediate future, they wanted it to be a comfortable, accessible home for Valerie’s mother. Thinking about the long term, they also wanted a place that could be used for rental income in the future. A New Avenue partner architect designed a
When he needed a place for his elder parents to live near his home, Timothy decided to build a one-bedroom home in the back yard of his Oakland home. He needed a dwelling that would be elder-friendly and match the style of his home. Timothy’s thinking is in line that of with many California residents.
Jon and Avril, homeowners in Berkeley, considered adding a backyard accessory dwelling to their property years ago, but they were disappointed by the restrictions—650 square feet would not be enough for two people. Now that the rules have been relaxed, they are again considering an addition, and they came to New Avenue for design services.
With her son going off to college and her parents getting older, Stephanie decided it was time to add a one-bedroom accessory dwelling unit to her property in San Jose. This would be a place for her parents to occasionally stay with her now and could become a permanent residence for them in the future.