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This spacious home built in 1907 is very close to College Avenue. Photos by Open Homes Photography

This spacious home built in 1907 is very close to College Avenue. Photos by Open Homes Photography

Looking for a traditional turn-of-the-20th-century-style Berkeley home with little yard maintenance and convenient access to Elmwood shops and restaurants? Check out this 4-bedroom, 2-bath home at 2918 Piedmont Avenue, which is featured in Oakland Magazine.

A hybrid of Craftsman-style and First Bay Tradition, the brown shingle home at 2918 Piedmont Ave. is an exemplary representation of Berkeley’s turn-of-the-20th century architectural mode of day. Not quite a Maybeck or a Morgan, the beautifully preserved, and recently refurbished, two-story home was, until not too long ago, surrounded by 100-plus-year-old (and largely neglected) landscaping that all but obscured it from street view.

Red Oak agent Andrea Gordon says the home, designed by A. Carvill Bowser and built in 1907, is ideal for dual-income tech professionals who might need a home office or two. The original lot was subdivided, reducing the outdoor space to a large patio. Perhaps not ideal for those with kids, but a plus for those who want to avoid yard maintenance.

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Besides the charming period details — the redwood shingles, built-ins, fireplace, and stained-glass windows — the home also has a nice sized garage and huge undeveloped attic. Newly painted inside and out, with newly refinished oak floors and an updated kitchen, the home is stunning. Even more appealing? It’s located about a block away from College and Ashby avenues, so public transit, shopping, restaurants, and more are all incredibly close.

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Listed at $1,899,000, this home is already in pending status. But for more information or to inquire about other Berkeley homes, feel free to contact us.