Because we like to mix it up here on Berkeleyside’s local real-estate coverage, today we bring you a home that needs some work. How much work is for the next owner to find out. We’re not making any claims about how easy it may prove to bring this little Craftsman back to its original splendor.

What we do see superficially, however, are the bones of a potentially pretty nice home. The 1,481 sq ft, three-bedroom, two-bathroom house at 1528 McGee Avenue has lots of original detailing, including a clinker-brick fireplace, wood-paneled walls, built-ins, pocket door and beamed ceilings. There’s an eat-in kitchen with skylight and a large backyard awaiting a gardener’s touch.

A fixer-upper, but one that someone with a penchant for DIY may be tempted to snag at $549,000 ($371/sq ft). It last sold in August 2009 for $448,051.

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...