Fresh to market: the quintessential Berkeley house we all know (and many of us would like to own): brown shingle Craftsman, period features, leafy outlook and quiet neighborhood. Only it isn’t in Berkeley — it’s just across the border in Oakland.
The advantage of its location at 6652 Dana Street is that Summer Kitchen is walkable, as is Wood Tavern and Bakesale Betty. Elmwood, Rockridge and Temescal on your doorstep: how cool is that? (Walk Score is 95.)
The house is flooded with natural light and chock-full of original details, including built-in dining room cabinets, two fireplaces — one in the large master bedroom — a lovely retro bathroom and a huge sunroom which would make a fabulous office or media room. There’s good flow and it’s been given a tasteful decorative makeover.
For many, the piece de resistance will be the garden, however. Private and lush, with dappled shade provided by both a redwood and magnificent locust tree — there’s no doubt that the hammock slung above the lawn will get good use.
Built in 1907, no doubt for a family fleeing San Francisco after the Big One, this house is something of a gem. Priced at $950,000 ($385/sq ft).