Sometimes you just see a house (or, in this case, the listing details of a house) and you think it makes sense. It’s a house that ticks the required boxes. One that would be worth investigating at the very least.

This one, at 943 Fresno Avenue, has character in that it’s a Craftsman with the molding, paneling, wood trim and chunky fireplace that the word implies, as well as the distinctive sloped roof-line and deep front porch (perhaps a few too many front steps, but they would keep you trim I guess).

Then there’s the good flow of a traditional home where the living room leads to the dining room leads to the kitchen leads to the garden. Not always obvious.

Two bedrooms and a bathroom where you’d expect them, and the bonus kick is the studio in the back which looks very appealing (in that way that makes you want to take up pottery or perhaps architecture — why not?)

The home is also a walker’s paradise — a big plus — and is priced at $729,000 ($442/sq ft).

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...