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Pick of the listings: Characterful Elmwood remodel

There’s a quirky element to this three-bedroom, two-bathroom house at 2961 Pine Avenue in the Elmwood — which held its brokers’ open house today. The owner has imbued it with her personal style while overseeing an extensive and rather lovely remodel. The home has been extended on the back and shows character, with an unorthodox, but not unpleasant flow.

There’s a colorful palette on the walls and some pretty Craftsman touches — such as built-in window seats, clerestory windows and inlaid hardwood flooring.

I like the  cozy library, the way the kitchen gives onto the back yard, which is small but private, and the location — a quiet street extremely convenient to the “what would we do without” Star Grocery, the Claremont Hotel and the Elmwood shopping district on College.

Price: $950,000 ($566/sq ft).

Illustration: Barbara Tapp.

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  • Kim

    I swear, you do this to torture me with houses I can’t afford! ;-)

    Seriously though, this is a gorgeous place.

  • I absolutely select homes purely to make your life agony, Kim. One day you’ll move into one and then I can say, I told you so!

  • Kim

    I can’t wait! :)

  • EBGuy

    I’m still giving the nod to 2927 Florence Street (and Berkeley Bowl). It’s hard to compete with a recent foreclosure. Speaking of which, 2814 Kelsey should (hopefully) be getting a much needed injection of capital …