This Berkeley Couple Is Turning Their Home into Something More With the incredible strain on California’s housing, home buyers have two key concerns. How they can afford comfortable homes in nice places How they can help others (parents, grandparents, adult children, even strangers) with housing When one couple toured a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home in Berkeley,
At New Avenue, we put everything we’ve got into changing lives. We build smart spaces that make housing accessible, give families space, and create income. One way to do that is to build backyard accessory dwellings and cottages. But that’s not the only way to make a home do more. New Avenue principal designer Jeffrey
Berkeley homeowner Johanna came to New Avenue for a basement ADU. She wanted a place for her mother-in-law to live comfortably. New Avenue created custom plans to expand the basement and convert it into an ADU. The new apartment features a bedroom, a bathroom, a laundry area, a kitchen/living area, and plenty of storage space.
A client in Alta, Wyoming came to New Avenue for a custom-designed house and barn. The barn isn’t a traditional barn, though. It’s an office and guest house with two stories. The house and barn are separated by a driveway with an ample turnaround and a covered parking area. The first floor of the main
To legally rent out your accessory dwelling, you need the necessary permits. That’s why we frequently hear from homeowners who need help getting their ADUs up to code. City rules can be difficult to understand. Permitting offices can be hard to deal with. For this legalization project in Alameda, New Avenue’s designer visited the city
An accessory dwelling brings huge rewards, but it’s also a big commitment. When you’re investing your money, time, and energy, you want to know you’re getting the best possible ADU for your property and your needs. To make sure your ADU is right for you, your New Avenue designer can present you with several options.
For those who truly understand the countless benefits, a home remodel or an ADU is a must-have. New Avenue designer Cindy has a knack for bringing her clients’ dreams to life, creating homes that fit their owners perfectly. Here are some of her latest projects. This one-bedroom house in San Pablo is getting a much-needed
A homeowner in Oakland recently contacted New Avenue about permitting an unpermitted ADU on his property. He bought the home in 2012. Seeing the value an accessory dwelling would add to the property, he built two. Just as every homeowner on the block had done, he converted the existing garage, creating both a one-bedroom unit