Listings and pickings: Berkeley real estate

Much as I tried, I couldn’t get galvanized about any newly listed homes in Berkeley this week. I did pause to look more closely at the details of a mid-century home up at the top of Dwight Way. It has some appealing features and great views, and it’s across the street from parkland — so perhaps worth a visit ($945,000).

And the interesting looking home at 711 San Luis Road (pictured above) may be worth checking out, if only for architecture fans. Designed by L. Demonte in 1966, with an upper level studio added in 1983, it is described as being in a “Zen-like setting with walls of glass” ($725,000).

In other real-estate news, the house which until recently was home to the Magnes Museum, at 2911 Russell Street in the Elmwood, has just listed for $2,750,000 (see our February 16 story  here). There’s 8,666 square feet on 0.59 acres to play with, and architectural renderings of remodeling options are available to help visualize possibilities.

Also worth noting: the vibrantly hued Victorian at 2231 McKinley Avenue, one of our picks earlier this month, is already pending sale at an asking price of $819,000; as is the Thousand Oaks remodel we also selected last month; and the stylish 1930s prof’s home on Miller Avenue that we drooled over on March 11.


Illustration: Barbara Tapp.