Accessory dwellings, ADUs, in-law apartments, backyard cottages, granny flats…They go by about a million different names (some of which aren’t exactly ideal). Whatever you want to call it, it’s a major project, and that can mean a lot of risk. That’s why using the best ADU company on the San Francisco Peninsula is so important.
Rebecca, a Vallejo homeowner, contacted New Avenue to help her design a studio home for her mother. New Avenue designer Matt Waitkus developed a proposal that included design, the necessary meetings with the city, estimated subcontractor fees, required reports, city fees, and administrative fees. New Avenue provides these detailed design proposals so our clients aren’t
When a family decides to add an accessory dwelling, they often consider converting a storage building or garage on the property. This works so well when the existing building is in good shape. Here’s a gorgeous garage conversion in Berkeley, just across the street from another amazing project. Brit and Ethan decided to convert their
San Rafael homeowner David wanted to increase the usable area at the front of his home by adding a covered porch. New Avenue designer Cindy worked with David to create a plan for the addition. Cindy advised David on the engineering and permitting requirements. She then worked with him to design a covered porch that
When the governing association of a group of condominiums in Oakland wanted to replace their roof and balconies, they asked New Avenue for help with construction administration. The area has seen a lot of this type of construction after being shaken by a serious balcony collapse in Berkeley, which killed six and injured seven others.
Matt and Nora, homeowners in Portland, wanted to open up the common areas of their home and update their kitchen. They planned to convert their existing sunroom into a new kitchen and mudroom. They also needed a sink and shower added to the downstairs bathroom. Angela, a New Avenue partner architect, created a plan that
Dean, a homeowner in Milwaukie, Oregon, was planning for the future. He wanted to age in place in his home and bring his son and grandchildren to live with him. Dean is skilled in construction, so he planned to do much of the demolition and building work (such electrical and plumbing) himself. He came to
Knowing she could make better use of her 20-foot-by-12-foot shed in her backyard, Mona came to New Avenue looking to convert it into an accessory dwelling unit that could be used as a guest house or a rental house. She also wanted a master bathroom added on to her existing home. A New Avenue partner