Pick of the listings: Berkeley brown shingle

Today’s pick is a quintessential Berkeley home — a brown-shingle craftsman priced under $1m walkable to both Telegraph and College, although closer to the former. Also very convenient to Alta Bates hospital.

The four-bedroom, two-bathroom house at 2927 Florence Street has been restored  and there’s a new kitchen and one new bathroom, as well as hardwood floors. The rear garden looks like it’s on the small side, but the home has two fireplaces — one in the master bedroom and the other in the dining room — and there’s a third-floor den/study with balcony. Price: $995,000 ($425/sq ft).

In related news: our listing pick on March 11 at 1120 Miller Avenue, a Cal prof’s book-lined home with panoramic views, has found a buyer and is pending sale — not surprisingly, as it is a beautiful home.