When Katrina and Brian looked at the space behind their Oakland home, they saw a great opportunity to fill a gap in the housing market, providing much-needed housing to students or a family while bringing in additional income. They also hoped to sell both their home and the new home as separate properties in the
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.
At attorney in San Francisco contacted New Avenue for help in bringing his client’s four-bedroom rental unit up to code. The structure had been built without permits, and the city required the owner to make several changes to ensure the structure’s compliance with safety and environmental standards. While the floorplan remained largely the same, extensive
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.
Interested in remodeling and expanding their Redwood City home, Jason and Natalia contacted New Avenue for design services. They want to remodel the existing three bedrooms and add a fourth. They also want to remodel their two bathrooms and add an additional full bath. As part of the remodel, they plan to add a car
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.
Planning to build an accessory dwelling in his backyard, Alex came to New Avenue to connect with a design professional and contractor and to manage his project. He wanted to build a stand-alone unit that he could rent out to family or to short-term renters. An existing garage would have to be demolished to make
Shri first learned about New Avenue when founder Kevin Casey spoke in an entrepreneurship class at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, where Shri was a student. When it came time for her parents to move in with her, she approached New Avenue for help in making a comfortable, age-in-place space for them. A New