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
Ashlea came to New Avenue with a plan to build an accessory dwelling that she would live in for the long term. She wanted a space that would accommodate her introverted nature, her love of quiet, at-home activities, and her pets. She also had a few special furniture pieces, and it was important that the
Peg and Dave, homeowners in Fairfax, CA, were ready to move into a smaller place, and their son, Dash, planned to move into his parents’ home. They liked the idea of multigenerational housing, with Dash and his family living in the main home while Peg and Dave lived in an accessory dwelling on the same
Bill and Mieko, homeowners in Berkeley, came to New Avenue for help with a major renovation on the property his mother had just purchased. The newly acquired property, which was next door to Bill and Mieko’s home, was a duplex with guest rooms on the second floor and a larger living space on the first
When Chris and Laura decided to build an in-law unit so their elderly parents could live with them, they came to New Avenue for help with the design and construction process. Chris and Laura wanted to add a one-story addition to their existing two-story home. A New Avenue partner architect created a design that would
When Kim’s daughter graduated from college and returned home, Kim decided to replace the 200-square-foot storage structure in her backyard with an accessory dwelling that her daughter could live in. Kim planned to rent the home out when her daughter no longer needed it, and she wanted to include mobility-friendly features so it could be