Newly listed at 2225 Blake Street, west of Telegraph, is a rather splendid Victorian duplex which oodles of space — and, so the listing informs us, the potential to generate more than $100,000 of income annually.

Even if you are not in landlord territory, this grand home looks like it might be worth including on an open-house tour for it is one of Berkeley’s historic properties — and appears to be in pretty good shape.

It has nine bedrooms — yes nine — with five of them on the upper floors along with three bathrooms, a library (pictured left), a sunporch/office, a dining room, media room and a “parlor”. Restored in the 1970s, there’s also a garden kitchen and a private rear yard with patio and gazebo. It all sounds terribly civilized. Nearly 4,000 sq ft of living for $1,350,000 ($346/sq ft).

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Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...