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
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