We have been watching the work being done on this newly listed property at 2746 Garber Street for some time. Much time and effort was spent getting it all spick and span for its moment in the spotlight — which is now as it hits the open market.

A vision in lemony yellow, what we have here is a “compound”: a restored 1900 duplex and a two-bedroom cottage, as well as a BAHA award winning garage (now there’s a concept).

It’s in a great neighborhood with a 94/100 Walk Score close to College Avenue. (There is the small matter of the derelict home across the street at 2800 Garber, but that’s another story and one we will return to.)

Price: $1,495,000 ($532/sq ft). Last changed hands in 1997 for $312,500.

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...