The developer and preservationists had hoped to save it, but the house was so large it would have to be cut in two to be brought through Berkeley streets.
The units will have "chic amenities" and the complex will include a gym and parking garage. The project should be finished by mid-2020.
Fire crews in downtown Berkeley quickly brought a blaze at the old Ace Hardware building under control Monday night as neighbors were removed temporarily, authorities report.
Work should begin mid-summer on the construction of 205 apartments on University Avenue right near UC Berkeley.
The Fifth Quarter Charcuterie has landed a brick-and-mortar location in Oakland, Berkeley looks like it'll get a Taco Bell Cantina, and much more East Bay food news in this week's Bites.