Described as a “magical architectural masterpiece,” the 5-bedroom, 7.5-bathroom home that’s known as the Hume Castle at 2900 Buena Vista Way has been listed for sale, priced at $5 million.
This charming Dutch Colonial home, with its gracious public rooms and wonderful kitchen/family room, was orginally built in 1926.
In the heart of the Elmwood, tucked into the quaint Bateman neighborhood, this three-bedroom, two-bathroom quintessential Craftsman home is a perfect blend of the old and new.
The expansive, elegant home that has just come on the market at 1345 Arch Street looks like it has all the elements one associates with the best, quintessentially Berkeley homes. There’s the brown shingle, of course, and the many Craftsman touches, as well as artistic interiors, lots of outdoor space, and Bay views. The cherry on top is that it is walking distance to the Cheese Board and Chez Panisse.
A home designed by Julia Morgan is always worth a second look. The early 20th-century architect’s designs are woven into the very fabric of Berkeley, with many residential projects to her name, and two notable public buildings: the Berkeley City Club on Durant, and the Julia Morgan Center for the Arts on College.
Latest figures on home sales suggest many buyers are still having to work hard to get their hands on a new home in Berkeley. Sellers, it appears, have the advantage, and, according to research compiled by Redfin, have done so for the past 12 months.
When a home gets a $300,000 price cut, you know it’s not a cheap house to begin with. But then this doesn’t look like a cheap house — far from it.